"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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Quotes: No Shortcuts

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”  ― Beverly Sills

I saw this the other day and I thought of a great conversation I had with a few colleagues from different disciplines.  We discussed whether or not the way in which we are taught something matters if the end behavior is the same.  Does it? 

My thought, which was shared by most, is yes.  Yes it does- our neurology tells us this is true as we are experienced based learners.  A great example of this is GPS.  What an amazing invention... and a crippling short cut to our own learning.  If learning how to get to a complicated place is what you are looking to do... using the short cut GPS will not get you very far.  Sure, you'll arrive... though when asked how you got there you may find yourself drawing blanks. 

Hard work is just that... extremely hard... but the payoffs last so much longer.

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