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The Spark - Kristine Barnett

The Spark

Author Kristine Barnett

  • Published: 2013-04-09
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Stars
From 93 Customers Review
Price: $13.99


The extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment and nurturing, which allowed her son, originally diagnosed with severe autism, to flourish into a universally recognized genius--and how any parent can help their child find their spark.
Today, at 13, Jacob is a paid researcher in quantum physics, working on extending Einstein's theory of relativity. Diagnosed at 1 with severe autism, at 3 he was assigned to life-skills classes and his parents were told to adjust their expectations. The goal: tying his own shoes at 16. Kristine's belief in the power of hope and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we keep our minds open and learn to fuel a child's true potential changed everything.

From the Hardcover edition.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Spark

    From Luther123
    Great book. The rating is correct!! I have worked with children of all abilities in the school system for thirty five years. I now have learned we do not have to have the child see how our world works and to try to fit them in.... BUT.....How their world works and how they fit into it. .With this approach I feel I would be much more able to understand and work with the student. (To what they want not me ). I am a guidance Counselor .Wish I had read this book many years ago. I now believe I would have been of more assistance to both the child and parent and also a much more happy and successful helper. John Yeo Esq. Degrees in Education and Psychology as well as Science. All parents new and old should read this book I have just emailed my children to recommend they read the book now.
  • The spark

    From Nancy A.Luis
    This book was amazing! A mothers intuition is always right . I was told that my daughter needed to enter a special education program in which she would not graduate due to her learning deficits. This coming From professionals in the educational system! Upon entering high school she blossomed. my belief was she was just bored! In less then a month she will be graduating grade 12 and has been accepted into a criminology program in college. As a parent follow your gut instinct! I knew she was much more then they labeled her to be.