Refusing to be defined

Temple Grandin encourages ‘normal’ life with austism

Posted: March 7, 2013 at 1:20 a.m.

GO & DO ‘Read This’ Lecture With Temple Grandin When: 5:30 p.m. Monday Where: Stubblefield Center on the University of Arkansas campus in Fort Smith Cost: Free but tickets are required and available at the UAFS Box Office in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Information: 788-7000 FAST FACTS Teaching Ideas From Grandin Teach your child words. When you give him a snack, name the food when you give it to him. For example, say “apple” when you give your child an apple. Play lots of games that involve turn taking. If the child is spinning a penny, turn it into a game of taking turns. Children’s board games, such as Candyland, are good for teaching turn taking. When a child gets older, use board games that are suitable for an older child. Limit TV and video game playing to one hour per day. Sing nursery rhymes and play other interactive children’s games. Always try to encourage social interaction and eye contact. Use lots of positive reinforcement, smiling and praise. Encourage the child to give you a smile. Use

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