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Waldon Teaches

Bishopswood School June 2013

Schools in Oxfordshire

Young Adult


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Waldon's Book (early draft)

Walter Solomon

Chris Holland

Mary Jo Middleton

With a foreward by
Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen

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Author's preface

1st two pages

Child development



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The Waldon Approach to Child Development
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About this book
Autism and Understanding sets out an approach based on Dr Geoffrey Waldon’s philosophy of the development of understanding, which centres on helping children learn how to learn.
The book includes:
The inspirational and well documented story of the author’s son, diagnosed at two with autism and as ‘basically sub-normal’; now a successful professional with a wife and two lovely young children.
An introduction to Geoffrey Waldon’s theory and working methods.
Testimony from parents and teachers, covering autism and a range of learning difficulties.
The author does not offer a ‘miracle cure’ for autism, although he aims to counteract the prevailing view that autism is a lifetime condition. The author demonstrates that with the appropriate intervention, children with autism – and other special needs – can gain a fuller understanding of the world and learn to take a constructive and contributing place in it.
Teachers, therapists, doctors, parents and special interest groups will find this book an important and potentially transformational read.