Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Book Review: I Am In Here

Those that know me can attest that I am a sensitive person...if a child is hurting, my heart hurts too. So reading a book with a subtitle like: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice...hmmm...

You see, we all are touched by autism, it is all around us. I was intrigued to enter the world of autism through the eyes of a parent of two children that have been diagnosed with autism. One of the authors children loves to express themselves vocally...the other has not spoken audibly but has found her voice in written poetry. Through years of hard work, and trial and error they have found the ability to unlock the door of communication through 'written' language. I was amazed and moved by the beautifully articulate poetry expressed by Elizabeth. I found great insight on how one person with autism feels when they are experiencing an emotional outburst, and how this might help if you should find yourself in the presence of such an outburst, how we can be gracious and understanding and how she employs different techniques that she has shared, so that this can be a help to teachers and friends of someone dealing with autism.

The poetry is insightful and beautiful, and the love expressed by the mother of Elizabeth is extraordinary. This would be a very good resource for parents with children diagnosed with autism, and also for friends and family members touched by this diagnosis.

Wonderful book!

Book has been provided courtesy of Revell and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from B&H Publishing Group

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