Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Daniel Tammet
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Essay Topic 1

Daniel experiences numbers and language synesthetically.

1) Describe what synesthesia is.

2) Explain some ways in which Daniel experiences synesthesia.

3) How is this different from the way the average person perceives numbers and words?

Essay Topic 2

As a very young child, Daniel is a constant crier. His mother is told he has colic. Yet his crying goes on past the stage of ordinarily colicky babies. Do you think his crying stemmed from colic? Is there any connection between his crying and his autism?

Essay Topic 3

Daniel's parents enroll him in nursery school where he keeps to himself and is fascinated with textures and watching the floor as he walks. Current knowledge about autism and Asperger's syndrome recommends that those children be around others for social stimulation as much as possible. Do you think going to nursery school was the best thing for Daniel? Did it help him in...

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