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Sam's best shot : a father and son's life-changing journey through autism, adolescence and Africa, Dr James Best

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Sam's best shot : a father and son's life-changing journey through autism, adolescence and Africa
Title
Sam's best shot
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a father and son's life-changing journey through autism, adolescence and Africa
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Dr James Best
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Language
eng
Summary
When Dr James Best sold the family home to finance a trip to Africa, he hoped it would have far-reaching and life-changing results for his 14 year old son Sam, who had autism. A loveable young man who knew a lot about the things that interested him but couldn't make his way to the corner shop, Sam's future was limited. James knew that Sam was the ideal age to make the journey far out of his comfort zone in which he would have to take on new and scary challenges and learn to navigate the unexpected - and that the shock of all of those new experiences would change the neuroplasticity of Sam's brain and enable him to achieve what he hadn't been able to in a familiar environment. Their time in Africa was entertaining, nerve-wracking and hugely challenging, but the results for Sam were stunning and tests proved the experiment was successful. Sam learned a huge amount and has returned far more ready and able to take on the world. A moving and inspiring true story that will give hope to many families dealing with autism
Biography type
individual biography
Biographical or historical data
Dr James Best has a medical degree from Sydney University, and has been a general practitioner for seventeen years. He also has post graduate qualifications in children's medicine. As a GP and an educator of other GPs, he has been recognised for his communication and educator skills by being awarded a highly prestigious national teaching award in 2010, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) General Practice Supervisor of the Year. He is a member of the RACGPs national education committee. He is also a senior clinical lecturer at both the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales. Dr Best has had several articles and commentaries published in national medical and mainstream publications, including being a regular contributor to the largest Australian medical publication Australian Doctor. He has had other articles published in The Medical Journal of Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is also a regular contributor to Kidspot.com.au, one of Australia's leading parenting websites. He is a regular presenter to other GPs and doctors in education forums, including forums on children's medicine, with a particular focus on children with disabilities. He has presented at international scientific conferences on autism, as well as co-authoring guidelines for other GPs on how to screen for, diagnose and manage children with autism. He also regularly presents to the public on issues regarding children with disabilities, including regular appearances on morning TV.
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NJB
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Sam's best shot : a father and son's life-changing journey through autism, adolescence and Africa, Dr James Best
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Sam's best shot : a father and son's life-changing journey through autism, adolescence and Africa, Dr James Best
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volume
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nc
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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24 cm
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xxviii, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760113148
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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colour illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)989975359

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