Tag Archives: language

Good Question: Do geese know how to read?

I have been cleaning and culling and going through tonnes of stuff of late – and I every once in a while I come across a little treasure. The other day, in the midst of my organizing effort, I found … Continue reading

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Code: A Woman with Aspergers, Empathy, and Poetic Response

Dear H: for those of us to whom words sometimes do not easily run, saunter, or even amble: we speak in code. We think in code. We construct our languages painstakingly like little Tolkiens, separated by time, distance, and space: … Continue reading

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H and Ari Ne’eman: A Virtual Conversation

H and I listened to some parts of the Congressional Hearings on Thursday, November 29, 2012. He was easily upset by listening to what was being said by some members of the US Congress. For that matter – so was … Continue reading

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Easy Silence: I am still learning to communicate (via Thirty Days of Autism)

I was once working with a child on the Autism spectrum… (not H) and this opportunity had me considering, I mean really considering, what it must be like to be him. He had so many challenges and did not use … Continue reading

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Aa is for Applecus and Autism: A look back at supporting language development (via Thirty Days of Autism)

The other day I was reading about a mother's excitement over her daughter's language acquisition. It had me thinking back and remembering how that felt for us. My son is now 12 and has amazing expressive language – it took … Continue reading

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Easy Silence: I am still learning to communicate

I was once working with a child with autism… (not H) and this opportunity had me considering, I mean really considering, what it must be like to be him. He had so many challenges and did not use words to … Continue reading

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