La Chispa. Un Relato Materno Sobre Educacin Genialidad Y Autismo / The Spark (Spanish Edition)
Publish Date: 2016-06-28
Author: Kristine Barnett
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Una historia real. El testimonio de una madre coraje que relata cmo educ a su hijo, un nio autista ms inteligente que Einstein.
Este libro es una extraordinaria memoir sobre cmo los padres pueden descubrir y alimentar la chispa de sus hijos; y sobre cmo, a travs del amor materno, el compromiso y la educacin, un nio diagnosticado como autista se ha convertido en un genio universalmente reconocido.
La chispa nos cuenta la historia de Jacob Barnett que hoy en da, a los 17 aos, trabaja en la ampliacin de la teora de la relatividad de Einstein y es un cotizado investigador en fsica cuntica. Sin embargo, a los 3 aos, despus de un diagnstico de autismo, Jacob fue asignado a clases de educacin especial y sus padres tuvieron que adaptar sus expectativas. La meta a conseguir era que a los 16 fuera capaz de atarse los zapatos. La determinacin de Kristine y el brillante abanico de posibilidades que se abren si mantenemos la mente abierta y aprendemos a alimentar el verdadero potencial de un nio, lo cambiaron todo.
La crtica ha dicho... Extraordinaria. Una historia de triunfo contra todo pronstico y de la que, Barnett insiste, otros padres pueden aprender. Sunday Times
La chispa habla sobre el poder del amor incondicional. Si su hijo es considerado como diferente -y quin no lo es?- usted no ser capaz de cerrar este libro. Sylvia Nasar, autora de Una mente maravillosa
La chispa describe con brillantez la profunda intensidad con que una madre puede amar a su hijo. Andrew Solomon, autor de Lejos del rbol. Historias de padres e hijos que han aprendido a quererse.
Kristine Barnetts son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einsteins, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristines journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes.
The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by experts at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jakes most basic skills and curtail his distracting interestsmoving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabricJake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, Michael, and the developmental specialists, Kristine followed her instincts, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own.
Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacobs sparkhis passionate interests. Why concentrate on what he couldnt do? Why not focus on what he could? This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences (softball, picnics, smores around the campfire) and the importance of play, helped Kristine overcome huge odds.
The Barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, friends, and family, Kristine and Michael prevailed. The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined.
Dramatic, inspiring, and transformative, The Spark is about the power of love and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we learn how to tap the true potential that lies within every child, and in all of us.