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Author Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi.

Title How can I talk if my lips don't move? : inside my autistic mind / Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay.

Publication Info. New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 MUKHOPADHYAY, TIT    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B MUKHOPADHYAY, T.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 219 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Through the mirror--The color of basic words--The color of my scream--Following the belief--What could the upstairs mirror tell the handheld mirror--No wonder I don't talk--Shadows don't tell stories--Flapping my hands, flapping my shadow--Autism! a fancy word--Shadows the color of my scream--Tracing the shape of shadows and trapping them in place--My story forms around staircases--Railway staircases--Why was mother stopping me from climbing--Those building blocks--I no longer need to climb--Escalator ride--The power to control darkness and light--Unpredictability--The power of a ceiling fan to make me feel sure--Power outages happened, despite the moving fan--Power outages followed through my older years--Feeding my body--"Wish he could dress himself"--When learning turns to obsession--The torn shirts--Walking in my shoes--A grip on the shoelaces--"How do you perceive a linear situation?""--Perceiving a nonlinear situation, with unpredictable results--In a crowded place--On a swing--Perceiving faces--Everyday faces--Magazine pictures--Exposure helps shape visual perception--When I think of the wind, I am the wind--Overperceiving and underperceiving--Why couldn't I draw a sun?--A game of catch--Ball-man--"What's going on here?"--Scattered senses--The boy who does not talk but solves jigsaw puzzles--"Who knows what I had written down as my answer to 4+2=?"--Learning to write--Divine phenonmenon--Writing down dictated words--It worked better than a school--Struggling our way out of a belief system--"I need you to prescribe me some medinine"--Obsessions to count--Power outage in the metro rail--Reaching the other end--"Tell us what he was reading"--Why factual memory is safer than episodic memory--Talking about memories--How do I recall?--Am I in pain?--Final words.
Subject Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi -- Mental health.
Autistic youth -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781559708593 alkaline paper
155970859X alkaline paper
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