Remember this title, Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant, PhD. READ THIS BOOK!!! I can not stress this enough if you are a parent or a professional who works with, knows, lives or loves someone with Autism. This book is amazing!!
For those of you who haven’t heard of Dr. Barry Prizant, he’s an amazingly talented clinician not to mention the co author/co creator of the S.C.E.R.T.S. Autism treatment model (an EXTREMELY effective/if not THE most effective intervention model for treating kids on the spectrum).
This is the model I use in therapy. In graduate school, I had the amazing opportunity to learn Social Communication from Dr. Prizant’s protégé, Dr. Pamela Rollins (another ASD expert who is an absolute genius and who’s book you should read as well!!!); so I was familiar with Dr. Prizant’s philosophy. By familiar, I mean it’s my ASD bible.
This book is beyond good!!! If you want to improve the life of someone with Autism; read this book. Every parent of a child on the spectrum should read this book.
Anyone who teaches or works with a child on the spectrum should read this book.
This book has the potential to improve the lives of everyone who interacts with individuals who have ASD. There are a million good things I could say about this book and I have future blog posts already planned that are based on several of the chapters in this book.
Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism has definitely earned a permanent place on my ASD resource bookshelf, and it should have a place on yours too!