The English language can be extremely confusing and illogical, especially for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who interpret meaning in a very literal way. Why should an announcement that cats and dogs are falling from the sky indicate heavy rain? And what have chickens got to do with being a coward?It's Raining Cats and Dogs is a witty and stylish insight intThe English language can be extremely confusing and illogical, especially for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who interpret meaning in a very literal way. Why should an announcement that cats and dogs are falling from the sky indicate heavy rain? And what have chickens got to do with being a coward?It's Raining Cats and Dogs is a witty and stylish insight into the mind of someone with an ASD. It beautifully illustrates why people with ASDs have problems understanding common phrases and idioms that others accept unquestioningly as part of everyday speech. The quirky drawings will entertain and inspire those on the spectrum, giving them the confidence to recognise figures of speech, feel less alienated and even use idioms themselves.The drawings will form instantly memorable references for those with ASDs to recall whenever they need to and will be helpful for anyone curious to understand the ASD way of thinking. They will enable people on the spectrum and their friends, families, teachers and colleagues to better understand and communicate with each other....
|Title||:||It's Raining Cats and Dogs|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
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It's Raining Cats and Dogs Reviews
Book: It's Raining cats and DogsAuthor: Michael BartonIt's Raining Cats and Dogs is a phenomenal book. It provided good insight into the mind of an individual with an autism spectrum disorder. This book could also be a valuable resource for a child with autism who is trying to make sense of common metaphors and idioms.
Just a short little book from the point of view of a young man 'autist.' He came to our school and gave a brilliant talk. This book is about idioms etc that 'neurotypical' people just get but as an 'autist' Michael didn't get. Drew pictures of what he thought they meant and then written underneath what they actually meant. Brilliant.
A magic book to understand a new way of explaining the confusion language can create in the brain mechanism. I have met Michael Barton filled with good humour exactly the way the book is illustrated.
Good and simple explanations for idioms, metaphors etc. It tells what is needed without adding anything that isn't important. I'm on the spectrum myself and have lived in U.K. for less than a year and this book was very helpful to me.
A quick easy read with my autistic son. I'm glad we stumbled across this book, because he is very literal about words and was often confused about some of the common sayings he hears in everyday conversation that are addressed in this book. I'm certain this will become a bedtime favorite.