A simple but powerful tool, the Temple Grandin Movie Worksheet is a very powerful tool for therapists. If you have ever wondered about autism, what does that mean, or if you are in the process of determining how you can help your child with Autism, I highly recommend that you take the time to learn about this tool.
I am a family therapist and the Temple Grandin movie worksheet has helped me to a great extent. If I could do it, you can do it. When you first begin using the Temple Grandin movie worksheet, you might be wondering what exactly is on it. What exactly do you need to work on?
As the template makes clear, you need to have the core activities worked out before you get started. Each of these activities have been included to allow you to begin to see what different challenges are associated with working with your child’s Autism.
The first set of core activities include the following, each of which is referred to as “functions.” These are very important activities for all kids with Autism. As you will see, they are very important to all kids with Autism and how they deal with them.
I am going to refer to the toddler with Autism in each of the following examples. Because the Temple Grandin Movie Worksheet makes this very clear. In particular, the movies are appropriate for children who are on the Autism spectrum. That being said, I am using the words “with” here to emphasize that all of the examples will be used for children with Autism.
That being said, I would like to take a moment to introduce you to what is referred to as the L-R sequence. The L-R sequence is a core activity that many of you will be familiar with. This sequence is a very important part of helping your child to communicate and engage in interaction. You should also be familiar with the N-M sequence.
To reiterate, we are taking a moment to discuss what it means to interact in normal development. So we need to get back to those core activities from the Temple Grandin Movie Worksheet. First we will focus on the N-M sequence:
Let’s look at how the child’s ability to integrate communication and the ability to utilize language relate to this sequence. As an adult with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) I have learned to use these core activities. I know that I can use them too.