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Temple Grandin Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jan 2021
Temple Grandin Topics
You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out.
When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior.
We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world.
There is a tremendous range of children with a PDD label.
The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior.
Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it.
Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach.
Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies' voices.
Research is starting to show that a child should be engaged at least 20 hours a week. I do not think it matters which program you choose as long as it keeps the child actively engaged with the therapist, teacher, or parent for at least 20 hours a week.
Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies.
Pressure is calming to the nervous system.
People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet.
One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears.
My life is basically my work.
If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.
If I did not have my work, I would not have any life.
I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants.
I use my mind to solve problems and invent things.
I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect.
I like to figure things out and solve problems.
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