Sunday, September 7, 2014
Differences in Learning
The video we watched about Autism and differences in learning, really helped me understand what Autism is and how it works. Before I watched the video I had no idea what it was really like having Autism. I thought of it as just a disability that made learning harder. But know (after watching the video) I think of it barely a disability. Yes, it does make learning difficult for some people but it also gives people a chance to be really passionate about something in particular. Once they find the thing they are most passionate about small details most of us overlook they would notice. I have a cousin that has Autism named Guy. We recently just spent a week with him, and my Aunt and Uncle this summer. This was our first time being around Guy for more than a few days during the holidays. While we were staying with them it was very clear what things Guy was most interested in. These things included, movies and music, but also he is very good at remembering the exact spot where places (shops, restaurants, etc.) are located. Guy can remember every character in every movie he owns, the characters real name, how old they were when the movie was made, their age now, year when the movie was made, and certain lines they spoke in the movie. After watching the video on differences in leaning it made me think more about all of these things my cousin was great at remembering/learning and helped me understand why.