I had the honor of seeing Phoebe Caldwell at two Autism Events and I was truly inspired and empowered by both of her speeches and the many years of wisdom and experience (over 35 years) with people on the Autism spectrum and people on the spectrum with Learning Disabilities.
DIVERSITY OF SENSORY & COMMUNICATION PROFILES
She offers an holistic lateral way of approaching people on the autism spectrum by looking at their –
- Sensory issues (hypo and hyper sensitives)
- Sensory Perceptual Disorders (Visual Agnosias and Auditory Agnosias)
- Sense Of Self and Other
- Communication Profiles (Aphasia, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder or Verbal Auditory Agnosia)
- Sensory Seeking/Avoidance
- Pain Threshold and more
It is a really positive way of engaging and interaction on a person-centred level.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HAPPINESS
By tapping into the way in which the person on the spectrum communicates, interacts and how they perceive sensory information – then their personhood will begin to blossom and show, their happiness will begin to shine something which is so important and meaningful to every person.
I feel that looking at the spectrum as a diverse mixture of different profiles is really positive and the importance of happiness is equally important also.
Thank You Phoebe for Empowering so many people on the spectrum. 🙂
OLLY & PHOEBE COMMUNICATING
Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014