Temple Grandin Reflecting On Visual Thinking

One of the great undiscovered vodcast series is Science Friday’s Desktop Diaries.  The vodcast looks at the desktops of some of the great minds of our time, and more importantly it offers some 1:1 reflection time with those thinkers.  Recently I listened to the Temple Grandin episode, and in it she offers some great insight on visual thinking.  The insight Temple offers ties into the evidenced based practice of visual supports that benefit students with ASD and  also those without ASD.

 

Aspergers, Acceptance, And Presidents

I am an avid reader and recently I came across an article that I think anyone who works with students in special education needs to read.  And any parent out there should take the time to read this.  I will say the piece is long, but it is worth every minute of your time.

How Two Presidents Helped Me Deal With Love, Guilt, and Fatherhood: Guidance from Bill Clinton and George W. Bush taught the author how to accept and understand his son’s Asperger’s syndrome.