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Program mixes literary work with autism study

Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 01/30/06http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=37012c7dbe4e3c48 Phyllis Jendrusch likes to find instances in which a perfect balance between hard science and the humanities exists when coming up with new topics for her university students to explore. Rarely, Jendrusch said, had she found something that fit the bill so well as “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” The book is the fictional account of a 15-year-old autistic math whiz as he tries to unravel the mystery behind the death of a neighbor’s dog. The associate director of student services at the University of Texas Medical Branch mentors graduate students under the School of Allied Health Science’s IDEAL curriculum, a supplement to their clinical programs.



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