Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Daniel Tammet
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Chapter One, Blue Nines and Red Words

• Daniel Tammet is a savant with Asperger's syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism.
• Daniel can compute large mathematical calculations very quickly and compares himself to the character in the film Rain Man.

• Drawings are printed in the book to give the reader a better understanding of how he experiences numbers.
• Daniel experiences words as colors and is able to learn other languages with great ease.

Chapter Two, Early Years

• Daniel's mother, Jennifer, gives birth to Daniel.

• As a child, Jennifer thought of herself as an outsider and did not feel loved.
• Daniel's father, Kevin, had a difficult childhood, at times having to live in a hostel for the homeless.

• Kevin brings up his younger siblings while his single mother worked.

• As a baby and young child, Daniel cried constantly.

• His parents are very loving and patient with him
• Daniel enters nursery...

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