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Dr. Temple Grandin Autism Quotes

Dr. Temple Grandin Inspirational Quotes on Autism

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Temple Grandin Quotes on Autism:

"It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Behavior never occurs in a vacuum; it is the end result of the interaction between the child and his or her environment, and that environment includes the people in it." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"The more we learn about the inner mind of individuals with severe autism, the better able we become to accurately gauge their many abilities and help them achieve their inner potential." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Parents and teachers can lay the groundwork for a child’s later success in life by exposing the child to many new experiences. But children and adults of all ages can continue to grow and evolve in their behavior and thinking." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"As children grow into young adults, the ability to produce work that pleases others is an essential skill for successful employment." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"I’m a firm believer that there are certain characteristics of autism and Asperger’s that can be used to a person’s advantage, if channeled in the right way by the parents and educators involved." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Strategies that build on the child’s area of strength and appeal to their thinking patterns will be most effective." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"The best thing a parent of a newly diagnosed child can do is watch their child, without preconceived notions and judgments, and learn how the child functions, acts, and reacts to his or her world." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Interests and talents can turn into careers. Developing and nurturing these unique abilities can make life more fulfilling for a person with autism." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Social thinking skills must be directly taught to children and adults with ASD. Doing so opens doors of social understanding in all areas of life." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Try building self-esteem in your child from the outside in, starting with tangible projects, and your child will find his own self-esteem blossoming from the inside out." - Dr. Temple Grandin

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"You need to stretch kids with autism slightly outside their comfort zones, but never have surprises." - Dr. Temple Grandin

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"Let's forget about the verbal-based diagnosis. I am a visual thinker. I'd rather think what the kid can do." - Dr. Temple Grandin

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"Each individual, no matter what level of skills or IQ or social abilities, can become a contributing member of the community. This is what will give meaning to their lives." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Be a little flexible. Be a little creative. We have to rethink, what is the end goal in education?" - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Teach your child love and kindness in a concrete manner, with very specific examples." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"The way I see it, parents and educators should respect the innate interests of the child and nurture their expression." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"I strongly recommend that students with autism get involved in special interest clubs in some of the areas they naturally excel at. Being with people who share your interests makes socializing easier." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"The focus should be teaching people with autism to adapt to the social world around them, while still retaining the essence of who they are, including their autism." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Get really good at your skill. People respect talent." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"If a child is a visual thinker, you cannot get the pictures out of his head. They are his ‘native language,’ rather than words." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Choosing to make the time for a child with Asperger’s to learn functional skills should be at the top of every parent’s priority list." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Autism is nothing if not variable." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Some teachers just have a knack for working with children with autism." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Some children with autism may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"You have got to keep children with autism engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Individuals on the autism spectrum often do better when they have some options or control over their environment." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"If an individual has not been taught certain skills, it is never too late to start. People on the autism spectrum can always keep learning." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Doing something of lasting value, that's the meaning of life. It's that simple." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Kids with autism often get fixated on one thing, and it is important to expand their fixations." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"It is important to expand a skill and encourage a child to use their skill to do a variety of different work." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"There really are different kinds of minds and they can work together." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"I am an object visualizer. When I think about anything, all my thoughts are in specific photo realistic pictures." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"For individuals on the autism spectrum to develop, they need to be “stretched” to try new things." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"The literal, concrete mind of the child with autism requires that self-esteem be built through tangible accomplishments, coupled with verbal praise." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Encourage your child to try new things, go new places, and develop new skills." - Dr. Temple Grandin

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Dr. Temple Grandin Autism Quotes


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