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Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures

Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures (Paperback)

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Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. Her own language came later from newspapers and books. She created stories and poems in her head from the words she had read. As an adult she still barely speaks.In her teens she started using a keyboard with someone touching her arm, but that was not a substitute for ordinary speech. Lucy's language had developed in a world of her own making in which she had never passed on information to someone else. Even today she does not answer questions in the same way as other people.Lucy's ambition was to write a book. She went to High School. She wrote letters and essays, learnt how to explain herself and began to create characters in her stories. While writing she started to understand her own autism, and through that understanding she came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies.An essential resource for anyone interested in autism, sensory issues, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), language and the practice of writing, Lucy's Story is also an intriguing, poignant and exciting autobiography.

BiographyBiography: generalHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with disabilityLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By Subject Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Publication Date: 11/07/2001 ISBN-13: 9781843100423  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lucy Blackman was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1972. After leaving school she completed her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies through Deakin University in Geelong. She now lives in Queensland. Lucy's Story is her first book.

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