Teaching Methods for Children on the ...

Teaching Methods for Children on the Autism Spectrum

There are 3 comments on the Drkoop.com story from Apr 21, 2010, titled Teaching Methods for Children on the Autism Spectrum. In it, Drkoop.com reports that:

When you hear the diagnosis that your child has autism, one of the first things you may wonder is, "How am I going to teach this child?" When you are dealing with autism spectrum disorders , teaching means much more than teaching academic skills.

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Author Frank DiMeglio

Towson, MD

#1 Apr 21, 2010
Desire consists of both intention and concern, thereby including interest as well.
The following is of considerable importance in helping autistic children with the development of language.

The higher desire (or feeling) of genius merges (or balances) increased intentionality of experience with increased concern in order to gain what is a fundamental extension of being, desire, thought, and experience. Given the relatively advanced consciousness (and desire) of the ideal (or highest) form of genius, experience and the self are extended and balanced at a shared and higher level of feeling, and experience becomes increasingly desirable, intentional, and concerning. Experience becomes more extensive and comprehensive as a reflection of desire, for the self then represents, forms, and experiences a comprehensive and consistent approximation of reality. Language then becomes possible in the different sensory modalities.

The comprehensiveness and consistency of both intention and concern in relation to experience in general are critical to the development and improvement of language in autism.

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Author Frank DiMeglio

Towson, MD

#3 Apr 23, 2010
It helps to know that language involves the comprehensiveness and consistency of both intention and concern in relation to experience in general (including people). Knowing this helps in the development/facilitation of language. This is important --- for both autistics and non-autistics.
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