A description of a successful ABA therapy graduate. Initially diagnosed as Autistic, he is a 2E child (twice exceptional - In the Autistic Spectrum and Profoundly Gifted). A brief description of his path to enrichment and excellence as laid out by the therapists and by, mostly, his Mother - his Chief Instructor.
Both, my mother, and Alex's mother (my wife), are from Japan.
------Alex was born in the year of the Golden Dragon (Nov 2000) ------
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Home Schooling - Sequential Thinking And The Socratic Method
Song: New Horizons
Group: The Moody Blues
It forms the core of all critical reasoning...
of being able to correctly judge a correct path
to problem resolution...and to life.
Sequential thinking, as a process, is intuitive...in most.
Spectrum Children, initially, have some problems with it.
Of course, were life really so simple...
there would be very few problems
(it actually is...it is people who make life so complicated.
It all lies in the accurate gauging of the situation.
The proper variables to consider are often occluded
by unknown motives and subsequent actions of people).
However, when we talk of personal decisions
and straight forward situations...
it becomes far easier to render appropriate responses.
problems or opportunities/goals for which to solve or strive.
Actions or Inactions...
the paths to walk, or not walk...
to effect the outcome.
the logical result of the paths walked.
The Socratic Method...
the method of teaching by guiding the responses
through the narrowing of variables through questions.
By asking the right questions...
it keeps the students on a correct logical path
to problem resolution.
The great value of the Socratic Method lies in
the intuitive way humans naturally think.
The basis for Sequential Thinking and the Socratic Method...
is Cause and Effect.
Cause and Effect is upon which science is based.
It is to which acquired intelligence boils down...
the correct use of variables
(ever expanded through experience)
to solve problems efficiently and effectively.
Example of the Socratic Method in teaching:
(a condensed version of an actual conversation between
Alex, and I, after our blueberry picking, as I was