Temple Grandin Quotes

33 Temple Grandin quotes:

"Junior high was a real mess for me and then came puberty. My anxiety attacks came during puberty, and then all of my nerves started."
"Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach."
"When I was a little child I had problems with eating in the cafeteria. The chairs would be jerking in and out, and there was a noise overload."
"A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis."
"Autism is an extremely variable disorder."
"Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems."
"I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream."
"I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before."
"I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac."
"I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect."
"I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants."
"If I did not have my work, I would not have any life."
"If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple."
"My life is basically my work."
"One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears."
"Pressure is calming to the nervous system."
"Research is starting to show that a child should be engaged at least 20 hours a week. I do not think it matters which program you choose as long as it keeps the child actively engaged with the therapist, teacher, or parent for at least 20 hours a week."
"There is a tremendous range of children with a PDD label."
"You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out."
"Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies' voices."

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