- By Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?

  • Title: How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?
  • Author: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How Can I Talk If My Lips Don t Move An astounding new work by the author of The Mind Tree Arcade that offers a rare insight into the autistic mind and how it thinks sees and reacts to the world When he was three years old Tito wa

    An astounding new work by the author of The Mind Tree Arcade, 03 that offers a rare insight into the autistic mind and how it thinks, sees, and reacts to the world When he was three years old, Tito was diagnosed as severely autistic, but his remarkable mother, Soma, determined that he would overcome the problem by teaching him to read and write The result was that bAn astounding new work by the author of The Mind Tree Arcade, 03 that offers a rare insight into the autistic mind and how it thinks, sees, and reacts to the world When he was three years old, Tito was diagnosed as severely autistic, but his remarkable mother, Soma, determined that he would overcome the problem by teaching him to read and write The result was that between the ages of eight and eleven he wrote stories and poems of exquisite beauty, which Dr Oliver Sacks called amazing and shocking, for it gave the lie to all our assumptions about autism Here Tito goes even further and writes of how the autistic mind works, how it views the outside world and the normal people he deals with daily, how he tells his stories to the mirror and hears stories back, how sounds become colors, how beauty fills his mind and heart With this work, Tito whom Portia Iversen, co founder of Cure Autism Now, has described as a window into autism such as the world has never seen gives the world a beacon of hope For if he can do it, why can t others

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    1. Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay is an autistic 20 year old who now lives in Austin, Texas. He is completely non-verbal, but has 4 published books. There are a lot of books out there by people who have Asberger's syndrome, or high functioning autism, but this is the first book I have read by someone so severly afflicted. I would recommend this for anyone who knows someone with severe autism.I ordered this on Interlibrary Loan after hearing it mentioned by Temple Grandin. Tito describes how he perceive [...]

    2. Tito's book is a window into the inner workings of his autistic mind. I was intrigued by his perception of the world around him and how it affects him. He is mute and assimilates information differently, yet he is very intelligent. His mother explained complex concepts to him at an early age purely as an effort to model language and encourage him talk, yet he retained the repeated information and built on it thru the years. He states he was the only three year old who knew the definition of grav [...]

    3. This was a fascinating read, in part, because it is a first-person account of a non-verbal autistic (which is my son's current situation). It was interesting to sort of "get into the head" of someone like Tito who spent many years unable to communicate at all (he can now write). It gave me a sense of hope that, perhaps, my own son is processing more than what meets-the-eye. At the same time, it was a 'hard' read, because of recognizing just how isolating it can be to be autistic and non-verbal. [...]

    4. What a beautiful insightful book filled with the promise of tomorrow and the beauty of each moment. The autistic mind is fragile, but more profound than anything most of us can fathom. To them, a light switch is opportunity, struggle, life defined in one single action. Life and death signified in light and darkness. Everything they see, touch, feel, taste, is accentuated and felt to the extreme. What beauty and tragedy can unfold with a single staircase. There is so much beauty in this simplisti [...]

    5. The author of this book is an 18 year old with sever autism. He does not speak but can communicate extremely well through writing. I enjoyed this book much more than the other I recently read by the same author -- The Mind Tree. This book was much more helpful in terms of a description of what it's like to have autism. I especially enjoyed hearing about how Tito learned various skills like writing, dressing himself and throwing a ball. This book is very helpful if you're seeking to understand so [...]

    6. Excellent book by young man with autism. His mother, Soma, has been recognized for educating him at home when living in India. Lots of great insights about the mind of a person with autism, some great parts in there about misconceptions, private schools, etc.

    7. I am amazed at the capacity of the human spirit to rise above limitations. This book is poetic and inspiring.

    8. I learned a great deal about the autistic mind when I read this book. It was written by a non-verbal autistic man and starts when he was three years old. It gave me insight about how his mind worked and how he saw things. Really interesting book, not sure if all autistic minds are like his but maybe. His mother was key to helping learn as much as he has. Well worth read.

    9. I've sworn off reading books about autism by non-autistic authors, so I was happy to find this book which is about the author's own firsthand experience of autism. It is beautiful and I recommend it very much.

    10. Interesting insightInteresting insight that raised questions in my mind about what some of the people in my life experience. At times it was challenging to read as it doesn't flow in the way a Neuro-typical mind anticipates. Amazing self awareness and insight.

    11. A peek at comprehendingTo the lay person an inside view of why. An unbelievable insight as to the everyday life to a person with autism.

    12. A mother' story.Xcellent. Readable.easy to understand. The mother is a saint.without her he would have been treated like an idiot. Trapped an truly mistreated. Thank God for that mother.

    13. How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move? - Cerita yang diambil dari kisah nyata yang sangat menginspirasi.Pembaca diajak melihat, mendengar, dan merasakan dunia dari seorang anak yang didiagnosa menderita autis. Buku ini membantu kita agar lebih memahami kenapa biasanya penderita autisme tiba-tiba suka berteriak, kenapa mereka sering kali tampak acuh dengan sekitarnya,suka asik sendiri,kenapa mereka selalu mengulang-ulang pekerjannya, dan mengapa mereka berbeda.Yang paling saya suka dari buku ini, [...]

    14. This went between high 3 and low 4. Another free book on my Kindle, it's basically a memoir written by a young man with severe autism. He can hardly talk, but he writes beautifully and intelligently. It's an enjoyable, short, read into the thought process of the autistic mind. It was also interesting to see his transition from growing up in India and then coming to the US, where they had a bit more catering to autistic therapy, schools, etcMy favorite part of the book is where the describes how [...]

    15. What a fascinating book!Tito thinks in ways that are significantly different than how I think, and what a journey it is to follow along with his thoughts and perceptions. His writing is very clear and understandable, making his thinking seem reasonable and helping me to try out his thinking for a while in place of my own. The narrative jumps quickly from topic to topic, yet the writing makes it is easy to keep up and to stay interested in Tito's experiences and stories.Tito's mother sounds amazi [...]

    16. After working with children who had autism almost 10 years ago, I am still drawn to and fascinated by the research being done. The stories of the people who fall along the spectrum constantly intrigue me. What's especially interesting about this book is that the author, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, isn't writing about autism from an outsider's perspective, he is also autistic himself. Comparisons are likely to be made to Temple Grandin who is likely the most well-known person who has been able to [...]

    17. This is an amazing story told by a young man with severe autism who is unable to communicate verbally. If you met him on the street, you would assume that he is mentally retarded and incapable of understanding what is going on around him. But, because of the dedication of his mother and his still intact fine motor skills, he is able to tell the world what it is like to be inside the body of a severely autistic person. He is extremely intelligent, extremely kind, and has a fantastic sense of humo [...]

    18. This book wasn't bad, but it probably isn't something I'd read again. I liked getting to see inside the mind of an autistic person and the reasoning behind his interactions with other people and objects. Based on the title, I was expecting more of his inability to talk. Instead, this book was more of a rambling, disjointed journey through his life in two to three page excerpts. At the end of each, and something in the middle, he'd break out into poetry based on what he was just talking about. I' [...]

    19. The autisic author of this book gives a fascinating view into the mind of a severely autistic person. It was hard to believe that the author could be such an eloquent writer, given the severity of his autism, but it was very interesting to hear him explain why toys or someone calling his name held no interest to him at all, while he could be totally obsessed and fascinated for hours by his own shadow, or an electric light switch. It is certainly a different way of viewing the world. His mother s [...]

    20. what's interesting (!)Tidak bicara bukan berarti tidak berpikirTidak merespon bukan berarti tidak memahamiTidak menjawab bukan berarti tidak mengerti apa apaMenuduh, menyindir, mengecilkan, memburuk burukan, dan merendahkan seolah olah mereka tak mendengar, bodoh, tak mengerti apa apa dan memvoninya mengidap gejala sakit yang harus disembuhkan karena dikira kurang waras dan tidak sewajarnya anak manusia.Mereka bisa merasakan. Tidak hanya soal susunan DNA yang terselip dan saraf yang disconnected [...]

    21. I didn't even get a fourth of the way through the book. Though it is a fascinating look into the unique mindscape of a non-verbal autistic, I found the style of the book too choppy for me - each chapter is a essentially a poetic description of a scene from the life and perspective of the author, and the chapters aren't strongly interconnected. I wish I could have persevered enough to finish the book, but not being a poetically-minded or very imaginative reader, I just couldn't. It's definitely a [...]

    22. Definitely worth reading since the author has let us into the complex, chaotic, frightening but yet interesting and beautiful world he lives in. I liked the term "neuro-typical" he uses to differentiate himself from the majority. It resonated with me and it was typical of the very practical way this book seemed to be written. It isn't a "here is the answer" book, it is more of welcome to my world, learn what you can, receive whatever gifts of understanding you can glean. I'd love to meet his mot [...]

    23. I wish I would have read this while I was still teaching. This young man gives us an amazing glimpse into the workings of his autistic mind, and he is able to articulate his thought processing probably better than the average person could. I especially enjoyed the part of the book about his early awarenesses and learning experiences. His mother's perseverance in teaching him to communicate and to function in this world is inspiring. Mukhopadhyay helps us to see that he is not "disabled;" he is j [...]

    24. This book was something else. An autobiography of sorts of a severely autistic Indian boy named Tito. His writing is lyrical at times and has an amazing gift of poetry. This book was important for me to read because it opened my eyes to the idea that my son understands A LOT more than we give him credit for. I was floored by the clarity that Tito could recall his early years and how his mother helped him find his voice. If I can do 1/4 of what this woman did for her son, then I would be very pro [...]

    25. Sebuah jendela kecil yang membuka pikiran seorang autis. Seorang autis mengalami kesulitan berkomunikasi, dia seperti tersekat dalam dunianya sendiri, tidak mampu menjelaskan apa yang ia rasakan. Buku ini memberi kita sedikit celah bagi rasa ingin tahu kita untuk berkomunikasi dengan mereka. Anak autis tidak terlalu berbeda dengan kita, mereka punya kemampuan yang mugkin bahkan melebihi kita. Tidak hanya Tito yang menulis puisi dengan indah, beberapa anak autis lain melukis dan bernyanyi dengan [...]

    26. This book is amazing. I had several aha moments reading this! tito even being able to write is amazing, let alone write with such depth into the way he sees things. He describes how he sees the world in ways I would have never guessed. The book really opened up my eyes to why people with autism do the things they do. It is very profound and inspirational. He even goes a step further and writes little poems, and even shows some understanding of emotion and explains how hurtful stereotypes can be. [...]

    27. The descriptive power of this author is enough to make his memoir have literary merit, and when you add in the fact that his autism gives him a unique perspective on society, this book becomes a must-read. At only 19, this young man has published a memoir with the analysis of a much older person. He distinctly remembers his emotions as a young child, lending credence to the fact that autistic people do have thoughts and feelings. It's clear that each word was carefully chosen to recreate the env [...]

    28. I really enjoyed reading a book written by a non verbal autistic man (he's 20 now). I consider myself quite knowledgeable with Autism and am always happy to learn to more. I know many kids who are verbal and one non verbal. In addition, after seeing Wrenches and Jabbers, I fell in love with the non verbal men and their incredible brilliant minds. This book is further proof of their magnificent minds! Although I dream about hearing my non verbal friend speak, his heart talks for him. I am lucky t [...]

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