Category Archives: Vygotsky

“Whisper me, Mom”: Autism and Supporting Development

When H was tiny I used to whisper words to him when we were out, because he lacked words of his own in an unfamiliar environment, or with unfamiliar people. I would lean in seamlessly – almost invisibly – so … Continue reading

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Where choice lives… and thoughts on perspective

Craig and I recently spent two days in Vancouver… deeply engrossed and captivated by the presentations of Michelle Garcia Winner and Carol Gray. On Day 1: Doodle notes by a visual learner  (or a fidgiter??) from my first day of … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: AUTISM … part 2

Like any parent, I don’t want to focus on the differences in my child from a deficit point of view. Although I know that I must be realistic in addressing areas in need of development if H is to be … Continue reading

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Together: Vygotsky, connections and the tipping point

Connecting in a small town… It is a small town: heavy on character, light on wireless technology. I had anticipated sketchy internet access – but there is none. I hope you appreciate that I had to sacrifice and come to … Continue reading

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