(E–book) [The Prodigys Cousin]
Ok finished it Still don t see the scienceShe chose a number of prodigy s using the theory that they had to be professionals before age 10 OK why Well someone else s researchNature vs nurture was ignored To be blunt if the families hadn t fed the obsession supplied everything from books to teachers to materials to travel to it would never have happened Many had ASD SPD is in the family of disorders by POND that all have the similar ASD enes as a child which I had issues with since IMO the premise was to prove that ASD was in genes as a child which I had issues with since IMO the premise was to prove that ASD was in family tree not the prodigy and if it was in the prodigy does that make them a savant Just because over time they may pass for normal are they As we discovered passing and puberty and psychometric testing all show those lovely Blips That Never Disappear She Just Says Oh It Does that never disappear She just says oh it does but we never see any dataThey did some basic Ratscalibur genetic testing but it was never compared to otherenetic testing that has been done on ASD children POND just a wasn t that interesting Again no data or tables listedThen there was prodigy s are empathic ASD s are not Now she said afterwards that maybe it s not uite that true but again old research and Simon Baron Cohen s who testing methods she was using because they were freeI have no idea why all of a sudden she was comparing HIV research to ASD research at the end And why the discussion on Behavioural Therapy Temple Grandin and other random ASD information at the end Disappointed I was really curious about the links But it s just another ASD book in a pile of many Very interesting read accessible to those who are not scientifically minded If you re looking for the scientific research and proof you re not The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, going to find much too on here but I believe the author s intention was to share her ideas with a wider audience raising public interest in further studies of prodigies in order to possibly unlock the mysteries of autism I miss in the book common exemples In the one hand the authors have only chosen to talk about children with such an intelligence that is only present in 1 of a million or less so they re not really representative of the reality In the other hand they only show
autistic children with extraordinary talents savants or extremely intelligent and then the authors try to compare autistic children with extraordinary talents savants or extremely intelligent and then the authors try to compare autistic with prodigies Well the truth is that autistic children with such habilities are a minority so again they are not talking about the. We all know the autistic The Selected Poems genius stereotypes The absentminded professor with untied shoelaces Theeeky Silicon Valley programmer who writes bulletproof code but can’t A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent get a date But there is another set of tinyeniuses whom you would never add to those ranks child prodigies We mostly know them as the chatty and charming tykes who liven up daytime TV with violin solos and engaging banter These kids aren’t autistic and there has never been any kind of scientific connection between autism and prodigy Until now Over the course of her career psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz has uietly assembled the largest ever research sample of these children Their accomplishments are epic One could reproduce radio tunes by ear on a toy uitar at And they didn t touch on any of those topics I expected to at least see some digging into whether prodigies and those with autism shared the MTHFR ene mutations but no The early brain trauma aspect was definitely interesting though considering underlying inflammation etc with autism and its comorbid issues as #the book callsm Regardless it was rather a lighter read than was looking for This book was so #book callsm Regardless it was rather a lighter read than was looking for This book was so and interesting to read It was an easy read which was perfect for someone like me who isn t a science or medical professional This is not for someone who doesn t have an open mind Joanne Ruthsatz writes about possibilities theories and ideas It s not a book of scientific proof which may be misleading to some readers What I really appreciated about this book is that Joanne wrote about each person as just that a person She didn t write about them as if they were person She didn t write about them as if they were data or a statistic She wrote about each child s life and who they are as a person This was such an enjoyable book and inspired me to do further reading The only reason
I Didn T Give A didn t The Book of Leviathan give a star rating is because there wasn t scientific proof But then again it s still a subject that s constantly being studied and researched This is a book that s all about possibilities not proofs And I think as long as you re willing to approach the book as such you ll be a satisfied reader If nothing else I was reminded about how much we still don t know about child prodigies or autistic individuals But beyond that this book certainly did enough to convince me that it s worth researching the autismprodigy connection further Perhaps a link is there perhaps not Either way Joanne Ruthsatz s current research makes me hope that someone willo hunting for answersRead for the 2017 Tim Challies Christian Reading Challenge A book of your choice I really enjoyed this book It was an easier read than I thought it would beThe stories of the prodigies and even the autist s stories were well told and really interestingEven though a lot of the science wasn t uite there most of it wasn t statistically significant it does seem really intriguing like there IS a link between autism and prodigyI really LOVED the section where the author compared the HIV research with how we could be looking at prodigies and autist s Nine Ghosts genes The science was easy to digest as wellI felt like she hit aood middle Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia ground when it came to the politics of autism cure it vs accept it. Of the children they have studied including that of a two year old who loved to spell words like “algorithm” and “confederation” a six year old painter who churned out masterpieces faster than her parents could hang them and a typically developing thirteen year old who smacked his head against a church floor and woke up a music prodigy This inspiring tale of extraordinary children indomitable parents and a researcher’s unorthodox hunch is essential reading for anyone interested in the brain and human potential Ruthsatz and Stephens take us from the prodigies’ homes to the depths of the autism archives to the cutting edge ofenetics research all while upending our understanding of what makes exceptional talent possibl.