Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mostly-Wordless Wednesday: Heard in the Classroom

On Friday, Artie exclaimed loudly, "How old are you?! You look so forties!!!"  I guess it could be worse....He told one teacher she was growing a unibrow and another that she needed wrinkle cream very badly. At least he got my decade correct. (And yes, we are working on Artie keeping certain thoughts inside his head.)


  1. How do you teach a child/tween/teen how to keep their thoughts in their head but still share what they are thinking.

    thoughts being Artie's comments
    thinking being something troubling/worrisome.

    1. Great point, Rebecca! You inspired me to adjust my wording. We do try to teach students with autism to consider the perspective of the person with whom they are sharing their unsolicited observations :)

  2. Yes, honesty is always good, but the art of being tactful is necessary ;-)

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    1. I'd like to buy him a gag, after today...grrrr

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    1. Thankfully, he is funny and sometimes charming; that gets me through the other times.

  5. I have a good friend, a lifelong friend, who suffered brain damage in a car accident as a young adult. The physical damage to his bones and face were taken care of. However, he had damage to the impulse control part of his brain. He will always struggle with inappropriate comments and behaviors. He is a work in progress like all of us. I was one of the few people who knew his struggles and why they were so hard to control. My friends did not like him. I was able to be a friend. We had signals for parties and such so I could alert him when he was over the top with comments/behaviors. After the accident and some cognitive therapy, he completed his undergraduate and graduate education. He has a successful career. Success is possible.


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