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eBook Russell Is Extra Special: A Book About Autism for Children epub

by Charles A. III Amenta

eBook Russell Is Extra Special: A Book About Autism for Children epub
  • ISBN: 0945354444
  • Author: Charles A. III Amenta
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Magination Pr; 1 edition (May 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • ePUB size: 1617 kb
  • FB2 size 1126 kb
  • Formats lrf lit rtf mobi


This book describes Russell, a boy affected by autism. It uses Russell's particular story as a jumping off point to describe some other aspects of autism. This is not a book about mild autism. It shows the difficulties and the rewards of dealing with a child who has significant challenges.

This book describes Russell, a boy affected by autism. I liked the fact that this book is illustrated with photographs of a real child and his family. The illustrations clearly convey the caring bond between Russell, his parents and his siblings. Sometimes photographs can be more evocative than even the most sensitive drawings.

Russell Is Extra Special adequately depicts the complexities of children with autism. It was written by Russell's father, Charles A. Amenta, who is a physician

Russell Is Extra Special adequately depicts the complexities of children with autism. Amenta, who is a physician. Instead of illustrations, Amenta uses photographs of his family, which makes the reader feel like they know and can connect to the family. He makes a point to tell readers that not everything that is true for Russell is true for all children with autism, such as Russell does not talk but many children with autism do. Amenta shows us what Russell Is Extra Special adequately depicts the complexities of children with autism

A wonderful book for children and familie. his book is the mode. or . Charles Amenta and his family have together created a look into their lives where, in a few short moments, we experience a vast amount about autism.

A wonderful book for children and familie. or children who have handicapping conditions that are not obvious on the basis of physical deformity. Bennett L. Leventhal, MD professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, The University of Chicago. Very well done and well illustrate. valuable contribution. The Amentas have not only given Russell a place in their family, but with their book they have given all the Russells a place in the world.

A book about autism for children is by Charles A. Amenta III, . He is the father of three boys, one is autistic. Thank you Charles A. Amenta III. By Thriftbooks. com User, July 16, 1999. Russell is Extra Special" and so is is family! Thank you for letting us peak at your life

A book about autism for children is by Charles A. The book is black and white photographs of his sons, showing how his son relates to his siblings and parents. There is a two page introduction for parents and then captions under each photo. Russell is Extra Special" and so is is family! Thank you for letting us peak at your life. As a parent to a seven year old and a recently diagnosed (autistic)2 1/2 year old this book was recommended by a Special Resource Teacher.

Since explaining autism to children can be a difficult task, this book was published to help children and their parents .

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The warm text and photographs give children a new understanding of autism and its effects on the families of autistic children

The warm text and photographs give children a new understanding of autism and its effects on the families of autistic children. oceedings{Amenta1992RussellIE, title {Russell Is Extra Special: A Book About Autism for Children}, author {Charles A. Amenta}, year {1992} }. Charles A. Amenta.

a book about autism for children. by Charles A. Published 1992 by Magination Press in New York. Books to help parents help their children"-Cover. Includes bibliographical references.

Russell is extra special: A book about autism for children. New York: Magination Press. An introduction for parents and a list of resources supply further information. In addition, as they enjoy and identify with the family photographs so similar to their own, children will develop greater sympathy for those who may be different from themselves Anderson, J. (1986). Spare parts for people.

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Describes the daily life, likes and dislikes, and habits of Russell Amenta, who is a happy boy despite being severely autistic
Comments: (7)
Wizer
I found this book extremely helpful in educating my family about my son's diagnosis. Not only did my younger nieces and nephews enjoy the book, but it was a simple and straight forward way of explaining austism to adults as well. This book contains many pictures and and describes how Russell can be a happy child and brother, and yet be very different. My original copy is out on loan and I will be ordering another.
adventure time
As the parent of a child with autism, I was very excited by the possibilies this book offered. There is limited availability of books for children on autism. I was saddened though as a I read this book and looked into Russell's eyes. The pictures made him seem so isolated from his family and the world. All children have gifts and this book did not share Russells' gifts. It did not make me want to know Russell only feel sorry for him. My son's brother did not want this book read to his classmates as it would make them feel sorry for his brother.
Mr.Bean
"Russell is Extra Special" and so is is family! Thank you for letting us peak at your life. As a parent to a seven year old and a recently diagnosed (autistic)2 1/2 year old this book was recommended by a Special Resource Teacher. The pictures are simplistically beautiful and real and the text is basic without being vague. Not only did my seven year old learn from this book but my husband and I as well. The forward to parents had some statistics and benchmarks that some professionals are hesitant to share. I have already read a stack of books on the subject but don't expect that all our family and friends will. In this way "Russell" is an excellent "light" read (while remaining very informative)to pass along to all involved in the life of an autistic child. I wish Russell and his family all the best from me and my family!!
Ndav
An honest, clear and affectionate book about one boy with autism. It not only gives a simple explanation of autism, but also gives a vivid picture of Russell himself as an individual, and of how his autism affects both him and his family. A lovely way to explain autism to children.
Mamuro
I found this book to be a touching tribute from a father to his son. I did not find it helpful for children. Children were drawn in to the story (I used it in the classroom) but couldn't identify with the issues of other autistic children. I, too, think that stories about nonverbal autistic children with motor stims is very limiting. Finally, I must say that the author is obviously very self-important, which I found to be a turn-off.
Zololmaran
I am Russell's Mom. This was the first children's book about autism. Really. Our middle son was starting Kindergarten and we were horrified to realize he didn't think there was anything different about our family or about his brother, Russell. I went to the library to see if there was something which could help and found an AWFUL book. We decided to write something so his brothers, cousins (wish they understood even now) and playmates could understand his differences and perhaps be a bit more understanding and accepting of him and not exclude him.

Several reviewers made the comment this is more of a biography of Russell.....we used that other book as a template (remember, there wasn't ANYTHING else to use as a guide) so perhaps that's a bit true. But since we were trailblazing at the time, can you blame us?

Russell is 35 years old, still is able to live with us, has a small envelope stuffing business (and is able to do many things we never dreamed he would be able to do) and has a very good relationship with his brothers. As far as I'm concerned, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Tujar
I am a medical professional with lots of experience in psychiatric & social disorders and I recommended this book to a group of women (Veteran's wives) with high rate of autism in their children. I learned a few new things from this book myself.

Dr. Amenta has written a very compassionate, insightful, and informative book that works for children, extended family and also for teachers & professionals dealing with autistic children.

The photos are ingenious; they convey much more feeling and information than any illustration could.
The language is simple, and understandable for children.

The one or two reviewers who stated this was "unhelpful" or "disappointing" are way off-base, I believe. Apparently they have assumed this would be a comprehensive discussion, or would be specifically geared to their individual needs.

Dr Amenta makes it clear that this is ONE case of autism and that other autistic children may function at higher or lower levels of social awareness & insight than Russell does. This is stated several times in the book.

Rated 5 stars for helping children, family friends & relatives, and teachers understand what autism means - and for providing a loving, insightful look into one family's experience.
I am a medical professional with lots of experience in psychiatric & social disordersm and I recommended this book to a group of women (Veteran's wives) with high rate of autism in their children. I learned a few new things from this book myself.

Dr. Amenta has written a very compassionate, insightful, and informative book that works for children, extended family and also for teachers & professionals dealing with autistic children.
The photos are ingenious; they convey much more feeling and information than any illustration could.
The language is simple, and understandable for children.

The one or two reviewers who stated this was "sad" or "disappointing" are way off-base, I believe.
Dr Amenta makes it clear that this is ONE case of autism and that other autistic children may function at higher or lower levels of social awareness & insight than Russell does. This is stated several times in the book.

Rated 5 stars for helping children, family friends & relatives, and teachers understand what autism means - and for providing a loving, insightful look into one family's experience.
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