Disclosure: I received a free copy of Temple Talks from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
TEMPLE TALKS. . . about Autism and Sensory Issues by Temple Grandin
If you’ve always wanted to read a book by Temple Grandin but just haven’t had time to sit down and read one, Temple Talks is a great book to start with! This book is short, only a little over 120 pages, and is full of information about autism and sensory issues. In the first part of the book, Temple shares about her life, including how her brain is visibly different from a normal brain, some of the struggles she had growing up and how she overcame them, and various therapies and her thoughts on them. The second part is full of questions Temple gets from parents and teachers and her responses to them.
This book, while small, is packed with information that is both fascinating and insightful. Temple’s answers to the questions gave me new ideas and validated some of the things I’m already doing. Her explanations of how a person with autism thinks helped me to understand more about the people in my life who have autism. I already know they don’t process and think about things the same way I do, but they’re not always able to express what they’re experiencing. Reading Temple Grandin’s helps a lot.
If you’re on the fence about reading Temple Grandin’s work, I highly recommend starting with Temple Talks. It’s packed with great information and will probably inspire you to read some of her other books so that you can learn even more from this amazing woman.