"My approach to intervention is rooted in respect for child development and focuses on making the mundane meaningful, looking at daily interactions as opportunities for learning and growth while respecting the uniqueness of the individual and family. It’s about setting high expectations for long term quality of life and relationships for individuals on the spectrum and implementing a specific and doable plan to get there one step at a time.”
– Lauren Wilson, LCSW, RDI® Program Certified Consultant

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quotable Sundays

“Those who know how to think need no teachers.” - Ghandi

It's amazing when we see a child discover a new way of thinking or seeing the world.  They have ownership over it and need little to no direction.  This discovery of a thought process (the why bother) is so much different than the discovery of a skill outside of thought.  Without the thought and context behind a discovery you are always in need of a teacher to remind you to use the skill.  This may be sufficient for the short term... long term though, my do we want to see thinkers!

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