Il Motivo Per Cui Salto

Autore: Naoki Higashida
ISBN: 9788820055837
Grandezza: 54,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Iris Grace

Autore: Arabella Carter-Johnson
Editore: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510719806
Grandezza: 71,13 MB
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Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her. One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren’t typically thought of as therapy pets. Thula, named after one of Iris’s favorite African lullabies and meaning “peace” in Zulu, immediately bonded with Iris. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown. Whether exploring, playing, sleeping, or taking a bath with Iris or accompanying the family on a bike ride, Thula became so much more than a therapy cat. With Thula’s safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family. This heartwarming story is illustrated with sixty of Iris’s gorgeous impressionistic paintings, works of art that have allowed her to express herself since the age of three. A gifted artist, Iris sees the natural world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way. With Thula by her side, she’ll sit and paint for hours, and the results are stunning. Inspiring and touching, Iris Grace follows the struggles and triumphs of a family—and a miracle cat—as they learn to connect with an amazing child.

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

Autore: Naoki Higashida
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0812997409
Grandezza: 42,22 MB
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From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success. Now he shares his thoughts and experiences as a twenty-four-year-old man living each day with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, Higashida explores school memories, family relationships, the exhilaration of travel, and the difficulties of speech. He also allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that it’s raining outside. Acutely aware of how strange his behavior can appear to others, he aims throughout to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage society to see people with disabilities as people, not as problems. With an introduction by bestselling novelist David Mitchell, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 also includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote especially for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, this book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets every challenge with tenacity and good humor. However often he falls down, he always gets back up. Praise for Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 “[Naoki Higashida’s] success as a writer now transcends his diagnosis. . . . His relative isolation—with words as his primary connection to the outside world—has allowed him to fully develop the powers of observation that are necessary for good writing, and he has developed rich, deep perspectives on ideas that many take for granted. . . . The diversity of Higashida’s writing, in both subject and style, fits together like a jigsaw puzzle of life put in place with humor and thoughtfulness.”—The Japan Times “Profound insights about what the struggle of living with autism is really like . . . Once again, the invitation to step inside Higashida’s mind is irresistible.”—London Evening Standard “Naoki Higashida’s lyrical and heartfelt account of his condition is a gift to anyone involved with the same challenges. . . . Higashida shows a delicate regard for the difficulties his condition creates . . . and is adept at explaining his experiences in language that makes sense to neurotypicals.”—The Guardian “Wise and witty, [Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8] offers a second insider’s insight into the mysteries of non-verbal autism—but this time from the vantage point of a young adult. . . . Moving . . . Higashida’s reflections are at times refreshingly hard-nosed [and] his self-awareness is uplifting.”—Financial Times “[Naoki Higashida’s] thoughtful, syntactically complex writing puts the lie to the already dubious characterization of such individuals as ‘low-functioning.’”—Toronto Star

Il Linguaggio Del Cuore

Autore: Claudia Perdighe
Editore: Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson
ISBN: 8859007623
Grandezza: 75,97 MB
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Ciascun genitore desidera il meglio per il proprio figlio ed essere per lui la madre perfetta, il padre perfetto. È scontato e banale, ma nella vita di tutti i giorni — quella in cui i bambini piangono, si arrabbiano, strillano come ossessi, desiderano cose contrarie alla sopravvivenza — le cose si fanno più complicate... e invece di goderci la straordinaria avventura di essere genitore, tendiamo a vivere ogni reazione del bambino come un continuo test sulle nostre capacità. Il linguaggio del cuore, ispirato alla psicoterapia cognitivo-comportamentale, e in particolare alla Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, è un prezioso manuale di istruzioni, consigli, suggerimenti e strategie per aiutare mamme, papà, nonni e educatori a: • Crescere un figlio senza proteggerlo dalle emozioni, anche dolorose, insegnandogli così a tollerare le frustrazioni e le difficoltà fisiologiche della vita • Ascoltare le sue sensazioni, senza reprimerle, inibirle o prevenirle • Accettare i suoi vissuti rinunciando a cercare di «sterilizzarli» come si fa con il biberon per difenderlo dai germi. Grazie anche ai numerosi esempi tratti dall’esperienza clinica e personale dell’autrice, in cui sarà facile immedesimarsi e riconoscere la propria esperienza, i genitori saranno aiutati a essere più consapevoli dei propri valori, ovvero di cosa davvero considerano importante trasmettere ai propri figli, e a impegnarsi a riconoscere il diritto dei bambini alle loro emozioni. Avvertenze per le mamme e i papà: 1. Questo non è un libro che si propone di essere un libro di verità o di istruzioni generali su come maneggiare e crescere figli felici. Quindi, niente di ciò che si afferma qui può essere elevato a legge generale da rispettare sempre, salvo finire nell’inferno delle mamme e dei papà. 2. Nel leggere questo libro, potresti sentirti in alcuni momenti in colpa o inadeguato come genitore o arrabbiato con te stesso o… con chi scrive! Non ti preoccupare e non lanciare subito via il libro dalla finestra. Se lo stai leggendo o, in generale, se nonostante la stanchezza e la fatica leggi qualcosa di utile per il tuo bimbo, sei sicuramente un genitore attento al benessere del proprio figlio. E questa è già una condizione centrale perché tu lo cresca bene e felice. 3. Se ti senti inadeguata/o o fai fatica ad accettare le emozioni che provi nel pensare alle difficoltà che incontri nell’educare il tuo bimbo, ricordati che devi prima di tutto accettare i tuoi pensieri e le tue emozioni dolorose, le tue paure e le tue difficoltà; solo dopo potrai accettare pienamente tuo figlio.


Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156226004
Grandezza: 59,24 MB
Formato: PDF
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Twelve stories by the brilliant Italian author employ the history of science and the poetic imagination to ring changes on the theme and activity of creation

Pioneer Go Home

Autore: Richard Powell
Editore: Plexus Pub
ISBN: 9780937548714
Grandezza: 57,83 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8074
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The Day Of The Owl

Autore: Leonardo Sciascia
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
Grandezza: 80,28 MB
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

Survival In Auschwitz

Autore: Primo Levi
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Grandezza: 56,18 MB
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

Everything Is Illuminated

Autore: Jonathan Safran Foer
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547523781
Grandezza: 21,76 MB
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“Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated . . . Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened — seared in the fire of something new.” — Washington Post With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past. As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather’s village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. As his search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. “A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling . . . Foer can place his reader’s hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life beating.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

The Closed Circle

Autore: Jonathan Coe
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307428264
Grandezza: 14,27 MB
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The characters of The Rotters’ Club–Jonathan Coe’s beloved novel of adolescent life in the 1970s–have bartered their innocence for the vengeance of middle age in this incisive portrait of Cool Britannia at the millennium. From the Trade Paperback edition.