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Thinking in Pictures
Transcript of Thinking in Pictures
-The Squeeze Machine
Relationship with animals
-Emotional similarities between people with autism and animals
Transitions and Sensory
Grandin, Temple. Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports From my Life
with Autism. New York: Doubleday, 1995. Print.
"Autism Spectrum Disorders." Glossary of DSM-IV Criteria. First Signs
Inc., 11 Jan. 2012. Web. 20 Oct. 2013. <http://www.firstsigns.org/screening/DSM4.htm>.
"Diagnostic Criteria for 299.00 Autistic Disorder." DSM IV Diagnostic
Criteria for Autism. Autism Network International, 7 Mar. 2011. Web. 20 Oct. 2013. <http://www.autreat.com/dsm4-autism.html>.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Description, "jumbled computer cables"
-High to Low Functioning (vary widely)
-Kanner's, PDD, Asperger's, Rett's
-Difficult to Diagnose
-Not bad, just different!
Temple's Life and Career
Temple's autism helped her with her career
Discrimination in her career
"Arizona Farmer Ranchman" new manager
Repetitive Behaviors, Patterns and Interests
Back Door Method
Temple Grandin and her Squeeze Machine
"When I gave an injection, I always placed my hand on the animal's back, which had a calming effect on me. This calmness seemed to be reciprocal, because when I was calm, the cattle remained calm." (85)
Autistic Disorder: a developmental disorder that must include criteria under all of the following categories
a. impairment in social interaction
b. impairment in communication
c. restricted repetitive patterns of behavior interests and activities
Kanner's Syndrome (infantile autism): severe autism that occurs before 30 months of age
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD): marked impairments in nonverbal behaviors, restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, impairments in social functioning, no delay in language or cognitive development
Asperger's Syndrome: impaired social interaction and restricted patterns of behavior interests and activities, no clinically significant delays in language or cognitive development and often above average performance in a narrow field
Rett’s Disorder: onset of the following after a period of normal development
a. deceleration of head growth
b. loss of previously acquired purposeful hand skills
c. loss of social engagement
d. appearance of poorly coordinated gait or trunk movement
e. severely impaired expressive and receptive language development with psychomotor retardation
Visual Thinking Video
Smell and Taste
Patrick Grube, Erin Bradley, Jane Thompson, Amy Yang, and Marin Rebella