November 01, 2005 02:28:41 GMT
Revolution Studios has set Nigel Cole to direct "Strange Son," the Bruce Joel Rubin-scripted true story
How to deal with a "Strange Son"? You should ask that to Nigel Cole, who Revolution Studios has set to direct the Bruce Joel Rubin-scripted true story of a mother's quest to communicate with her autistic son.
"Strange Son" is based on a book written by Portia Iverson, wife of producer Jon Shestack, about her son Dov, now 13. In the book to be published next month by Riverhead Press, Iverson tells how she researched autism to find a way to break through the wall that kept her son from communicating with her. She stumbled across a woman in India who had devised a rapid prompting technique.
Iverson later began using the technique, consists of a series of touches that allows an autistic child to drown out the static in his brain, to focus and communicate by touching letters and writing words, in order to be able to communicate with their son.