E7. SPE205 Autism Spectrum Disorder
Essay word limit: 2000 words
Temple Grandin is one of the prominent advocates of autism. She is diagnosed with autism
herself at a young age. In this video presentation, she shares her childhood journey through a
children book entitled “The Girl Who Thought in Pictures the Story of Dr Temple Grandin”.
This book can be viewed in Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcruLjS0PJY
From the video that tells the story of Grandin, outline the behaviours that characterize autism
and discuss reasons why Grandin experience difficulties in communicating with others.
Based on the behaviours presented by Grandin,
a) Identify the strengths of children like Grandin and determine THREE (3) strategies and
support to enable children like Grandin to communicate with others.
b) Create a guidebook for parents to explain THREE (3) strategies which they can practice
at home that enable children like Temple Grandin to have better social skills and
communicate better with their peers. Provide clear explanation and illustration of how
the strategies can be used
The guidebook will require referencing from literature and research on the strategies that
you have discussed. Marks are also awarded for use of language, creativity, illustration
to make the guidebook user friendly and can catered to parents of different levels.
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