Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 193
Visual Thinking: Why Some Kids Learn Differently
with guest Temple Grandin
Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | February 21, 2023 | 38:49 min
Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. She has become a leading advocate for autistic communities and has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals. In 2010, HBO released an Emmy Award-winning film on Grandin’s life.
Temple Grandin joins Dr.Meg Meeker in speaking about the different forms of thinking and functioning asan adult with autism. She is a primarily visual thinker who considers verbal communication to be a secondary skill. Grandin has taken strong positions onautism and the education of autistic children. She advocates early intervention, including the training of teachers to direct each child’s specific fixations, which they discuss in this podcast.
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