Autism advocate Temple Grandin keynoted SXSW Edu, made a stirring appeal for teaching to strengths earlier this week.
As a child, Temple couldn’t speak and raged for unclear reasons, but the last decades of her life, she has been a leader in the neurodiversity movement, professor at Colorado State University, and world reknown autism spokesperson.
Although some scientific evidence suggests that dyslexia and autism are opposites, both in terms of biology and traits, they also both share a profile that can be different from the norm or neurotypical as some people like to call it. In addition, both dyslexic and autistic individuals may prefer visual thinking for thinking and remembering.
In this excerpt from her talk, Dr. Grandin provide common sense advice:
See entire talk HERE.