An excellent video from Andy Smith explaining the value of online gaming.
Things we can’t learn – because our brains just don’t work that way. Things we can be taught but shouldn’t – because it will make things worse not better. Things that we can learn – and will actually benefit us.
SKEP - Safety. Knowledge Structures, Executive Function, Processing. The four key things a teacher needs to remember when teaching autistic students.
Explaining autistic play and why it is important for our life-long learning
Explaining how autistics naturally build connections in the brain, and why our style of play and special interests are a good thing.
TW: Overwhelms, meltdowns, self-harm, suicide ideation Looking at what happens in the process of overload to overwhelm to meltdown
Looking at the autistic emotions. How we pick up, experience and present our emotions.
Looking at why energy management is important and how to do it.
Image by John Hain from Pixabay As we talked about in the first post, keeping safe and secure is a very key driver for an autistic brain. Unlike an NT brain that is, for the most part confident that we are an apex predator, the autistic brain is less confident. While the reasons for this … Continue reading Dino Brain and Panic Monkey vs the Air Traffic Controller – The importance of feeling safe
As I said in my first post in this series, there are three fundamental areas that need to be understood to provide effective support. Processing, Sensory Profile including Proprioception and Interoception, Communication and Social Interaction. Of the three, I believe that it is communication and social interaction that are most misunderstood. Autistics are portrayed as … Continue reading The Communication Barrier – When Cultures Collide