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But that’s the problem with this whole autism business; we want precisely what is not available to us — something definitive, like a cause, a cure.
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This is part one of an ongoing series about teaching my autistic sons using hands on/concrete/visual work as the backbone of our learning. It may be useful to others who have an interest in teaching autistic children. 953 more words
Despite the title, this is actually going to be a relatively long blog post!
I was thinking about the way I wanted to approach this blog, and as with everything I do, I’m sure it will change over time, but I thought a good way to go was to link a lesson/concept learned during my work, with a story as an example. 1,278 more words
I’ve been seeing a lot of discussion online lately about ABA-based therapies.*
Can these therapies ever be done right? How can you tell when a therapy is damaging even though it is play-based, uses no aversives, and doesn’t seem unpleasant for the child undergoing it? 1,024 more words