Diagnosing Jefferson: Evidence of a Condition That Guided His Beliefs, Behavior, and Personal Associations

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August 2000



Historians have long remarked on Thomas Jefferson's "peculiarities." But it took author Norm Ledgin, whose son has Asperger's Syndrome, to see what others did not. In this intriguing book, Ledgin carefully constructs a convincing case for the likelihood that Thomas Jefferson had Asperger's Syndrome. He matches Jefferson's behaviors with five diagnostic criteria for Asperger's: social impairment, preoccupation with "special interests," impairment in nonverbal communication, lack of emotional reciprocity, and inflexible adherence to nonfunctional routines. He also addresses other well-known signs of Asperger's, such as failure to recognize social cues, need for calming pressure, and indifference to peer pressure. A fascinating read!


Norm and his wife Marsha were professional partners as safety educators, and then business partners in weekly newspaper publishing for fifteen years. With this book, they have renewed their professional partnership, after a hiatus during which they dedicated themselves to full-time parenting. They have a daughter, Stephanie, and two sons, Fred and Nick.
EAN: 9781885477606
ISBN: 1885477600
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2000
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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