This is too good not to share! Wise and well-expressed words as always. I’m always impressed by the quality of this blog. I can’t wait for the next part! 😁💓
Part 1- What the “Theory of Mind” doesn’t understand about the Autistic Mind
By Romuald Feldmann© FDScMH, LTh(Hons), CertEd,
PgCert Special Psychopedagogy,
PgCert Autism & Asperger’s, QTS
On the back cover of the seminal “Neurotribes” (Silberman, 2015) the inquisitive eye should spot a hidden gem of apocalyptic proportions, basically stating that “the future of our society depends on our understanding” of what autism is. The statement is so powerful and frightening or maybe totally insane, that when I first blogged it, it attracted virtually no likes or comments. I will attempt to better understand why.
Surprisingly for a pathologized, general view of autism, Attwood (2002) mentioned research by Hans Asperger (1906-1980) in identifying “a consistent pattern of abilities and behaviour”.
The battleground becoming contention is therefore seeing and accepting the autism spectrum as a pattern of abilities or disabilities, branching itself further into seemingly endless explanatory theories and…
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