The Einstein Syndrome is a follow-up to Late-Talking Children, which established Thomas Sowell as a leading spokesman on the subject. While many children. THOMAS SOWELL: Learning to speak: The Einstein Syndrome. Sun | Opinion. Thomas Sowell — Sep 1st, What have famed pianist Arthur Rubinstein. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Mar 1, , Leslie Rescorla and others published The Einstein syndrome: bright children who talk late. Thomas Sowell.
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pdf. Prodigy, Pathology, and a Review of The Einstein Syndrome. 2 Pages Sowell believes children with Einstein Syndrome are also strong-willed, a trait. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Thomas Sowell is Rose and Milton Friedman Senior The Einstein Syndrome is a follow-up to Late-Talking Children, which established Thomas Sowell as a leading spokesman on the subject. While many. Lancaster University, UK. DOI: /icd THE EINSTEIN SYNDROME: BRIGHT. CHILDREN WHO TALK LATE. Thomas Sowell. Basic Books,. New York.
He lives in Stanford, California. Interesting and well known point, made in many more pages than necessary. Aug 21, Little Bamboo rated it it was amazing. These children are often misdiagnosed as autistic or retarded, a mistake that is doubly hard on parents who must first worry about their apparently handicapped children and then must see them lumped into special classes and therapy groups where all the other children are clearly very different. We had him tested. While The Einstein Syndrome offers a hopeful interpretation of delayed language development in children who otherwise exhibit high ability, without further research it could mislead caregivers and significantly impact the healthy development of young children.
Since he first became involved in this issue in the mids, Sowell has joined with Stephen Camarata of Vanderbilt University, who has conducted a much broader, more rigorous study of this phenomenon than the anecdotes reported in Late-Talking Children. Sowell can now identify a particular syndrome, a cluster of common symptoms and family characteristics, that differentiates these late-talking children from others; relate this syndrome to other syndromes; speculate about its causes; and describe how children with this syndrome are likely to develop.
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Paperback Verified Purchase. Very informative. As a Mom to a 22 month old boy who only says 4 words this has been a real help.
Especially since I know he is not on the autism scale. We had him tested.
He is strong willed, stubborn at times, somewhat of a loner at Daycare, prefers to play by himself. This book has given me a valuable tool in understanding late talkers and has definitely eased my anxiety over my smart little guy. Some toddlers do not speak at all, some do not practice talking by babbling while others simply have a smaller than average vocabulary. Some seem to understand language spoken to them, while being uninterested in speaking.
Others present with receptive as well as expressive language delays. Some are months behind, others years. For some babies additional medical problems or developmental delays point to other deeper issues; these can include autism or cerbral palsy. More research on these children is being conducted by Professor Stephen Camarata at the Vanderbilt University medical school.
He was himself late in talking. Research on Einstein's brain has suggested to some neuroscientists that he was late in talking because of the unusual development of his brain, as revealed by an autopsy. Those portions of his brain where analytical thinking was concentrated had spread out far beyond their usual area and spilled over into adjoining areas, including the region from which speech is usually controlled. This has led some neuroscientists to suggest that his genius and his late talking could have been related.
This is all consistent with one region of the brain having above normal development and taking resources that leave some other region or regions with less than the usual resources for performing other functions.
It also is consistent with the fact that some bright children who talk late remain impervious to all attempts of parents or professionals to get them to talk at the normal time. Yet, these same kids later begin to speak on their own, sometimes after parents have finally just given up hope and stopped trying.
Noted language authority and neuroscientist Steven Pinker of M. While this was a statement about the general development of language, it may be especially relevant to bright children who talk late. My research and that of Professor Camarata have turned up a number of patterns in children with the Einstein Syndrome that were similar to what biographies of Einstein himself reveal.
Unfortunately, many of these children get misdiagnosed as retarded, autistic or as having an attention deficit disorder. Thomas Sowell is a fellow of the Hoover Institute.
He can be reached at Creators Syndicate, W. These are all important factors for parents to consider, however a diagnosis of autism or Asperger's syndrome may no longer be viewed as being stigmatizing as Sowell implies. In fact, Jacob Barnett turns out to be an example of the increased awareness and public acceptance of autism spectrum disorders—Jacob was diagnosed with autism which he feels is the source of many of his outstanding abilities.
Sowell cautions against automatically assuming that late-talkers need speech therapy. He argues that it is difficult to tell whether the therapy is effective, or whether time and maturity would bring the same result.
He makes a distinction between late-talkers who have the ability to comprehend language, such as children with the Einstein Syndrome, and those who do not, in order to identify children who need therapeutic intervention. Sowell suggests that children with the Einstein Syndrome will begin to talk when their brains reach a crucial stage of development, and that trying to train or force them to talk sooner is fruitless.
On the other hand, Sowell's sample of case studies was taken from a small group of self-selected families who were dissatisfied with the diagnoses and treatments their children had received. He doesn't take into account that many others, such as Jacob, have benefited from early speech therapy. While The Einstein Syndrome offers a hopeful interpretation of delayed language development in children who otherwise exhibit high ability, without further research it could mislead caregivers and significantly impact the healthy development of young children.
Sowell, whose expertise is in economics, repeatedly encourages parents to reject the diagnoses of professionals in educational psychology and medicine.