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Tag Archives: social understanding
Special Educators are doing amazing things: The IASE Conference and Vectors of Autism
Posted on July 18, 2013 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
I am completely exhausted… but in a good way! Last week I attended and participated in the IASE (International Association of Special Education) Conference in Vancouver, Canada. There were people from more than 40 countries, and what an honour it … Continue reading →
Posted in acceptance, Autism, Educator, inclusion, Neurodiversity, Purchase Vectors of Autism: Laura Nagle, Special Education, Teacher, Vectors of Autism | Tagged @HardAspie, acceptance, Aspergers, Autism, Documentary, IASE 2013 Conference, International Association of Special Education, Laura Nagle, Perspectives, social understanding, struggle, Susan Marks Producer, UBC, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Vectors of Autism | 1 Comment
Busy… Thinking about Perspectives
Posted on October 22, 2012 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
This past Friday I had the honour of speaking to my colleagues at the BCTELA (BC Teachers of English Language Arts) Provincial Conference. It was exciting to share my presentation entitled: Perspective-Taking and Social Understanding Through Story: Literature based activities … Continue reading →
Posted in Arizona TASH, Autism, connections, inclusion, self-advocacy, Social cognition, Teacher | Tagged BCTELA, Dear teacher: A letter from H, English language arts, Languaage Arts, literscy, Perspective Taking, Perspectives, self-advocacy, social understanding, Special Education, story, teacher, thinking about perspectives | 6 Comments
Autism and Empathy… Guest Post
Posted on February 8, 2012 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Tonight I spent the evening giving an autism presentation to a group of SFU graduate students (who also happen to be K-12 educators). It was titled Thinking about Perspectives: Developing Perspective Taking and Social Understanding… and the fact that there … Continue reading →
Supporting Diversity: The Vectors of Autism Project
Posted on November 11, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
There is a woman named Laura Nagle, whom I have come to know both through her blog and through our sometimes witty – sometimes profound – Twitter interaction about ideas and experiences. She is Autistic, is brilliant in the areas of … Continue reading →
Diagnosis: AUTISM … part 2
Posted on June 20, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Like any parent, I don’t want to focus on the differences in my child from a deficit point of view. Although I know that I must be realistic in addressing areas in need of development if H is to be … Continue reading →
Posted in acceptance, Aspergers, Autism, Diagnosis, mentor/apprentice, Parent, Vygotsky | Tagged acceptance, Aspergers, Autism, competent adults, development, Eustacia Cutler, parents, relationship, social understanding, teachable moment, Temple Grandin, Temple Grandin's mom, think differently, Vygotskian, Vygotsky | 2 Comments