A look at the benefits, and downsides of screen-time for autistics.
Category: Inside Aut
Why Online Gaming is Actually GOOD for Autistic People
An excellent video from Andy Smith explaining the value of online gaming.
Skills for Learning – The Autistic Way
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.
Be SKEPtical When Teaching Autistics – Safety, Knowledge Structures, Executive Function and Processing
SKEP - Safety. Knowledge Structures, Executive Function, Processing. The four key things a teacher needs to remember when teaching autistic students.
Learning to play. No. Playing to learn.
Explaining autistic play and why it is important for our life-long learning
Building Super-Highways – Why Monotropism Works for Autistics
Explaining how autistics naturally build connections in the brain, and why our style of play and special interests are a good thing.
Dino Brain, Large and In Charge: Overloads, Overwhelms and Meltdowns
TW: Overwhelms, meltdowns, self-harm, suicide ideation Looking at what happens in the process of overload to overwhelm to meltdown
The Other Side of the Mirror – Explaining Autistic Emotions
Looking at the autistic emotions. How we pick up, experience and present our emotions.
Dam, Fork n’ Spoons – Managing the Autistic Energy Supply
Looking at why energy management is important and how to do it.
Dino Brain and Panic Monkey vs the Air Traffic Controller – The importance of feeling safe
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