Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello There Expert of Me

Today I read in Facebook post the true report of how more nonverbal boy is able to talk with his hand using iPad.  I love this because  number 1:. More nonverbal people can let their God given voices be heard. Mom says it, laugh,  doesn't matter how you Talk. Just mentionably talk. I say unvoiced people have different ways than people  for speech works. I believe if autistic persons or people with autism whichever prefer ,are to be studied like human beings the experts studying us need language and some manners teaching first.  I read how the expert from Atlanta described autistic people not able to ask personal questions and not being somehow rewarded like pavlovian dogs for speech. I perhaps should comment I read a number of books,  yes I know who skinner was and pavlovs dogs. However, my interest in reciting this is to say that the expert obviously was not concerned that he or she accurate. If perhaps truth was the goal, the expert would speak to the subject in  the person's language of most comfort. it might be the expert learn a few things.
That language may be typing. I type with slight assistance from my mom and dad and Jackie and now i am teaching paula. I say assistance as the synonym for support. I am the one typing. I am the person with the thought. If you took a person who needed help walking would you question whose feet were moving?  I am not insulted if I am singled out in a room for being too verbally loud. But I am furious when a so called expert makes a blanket statement that influences potential people I have never met with more negatives
In conclusion I believe a field trip to Atlanta may be coming to see this expert. I am interested in how  we might get along. I do have a personal question,if I may.... have you any watches that do not come with a sweeping second hand?


  1. I hate it when I start to suspect that the person I'm talking to isn't really listening, but just sort of waiting for me to hit the notes they want to hear.

    Really, putting my thoughts into words is so hard that I will shut up immediately if I sense that the person with me is not listening. It's too hard for me to do it for no reason.

  2. These kind of experts make me so tired. I have been bullied by them too in real life. They are the expert of nothing. I am glad you typed this. Now I am in Syracuse with so many typing people and it is really exciting and maybe this expert should come pay attention for a change along with the others, if learning something new isn't too much trouble for them!

  3. Thanks for this post - It makes me angry that you still encounter all the negativity, but also so happy share and discuss too. You make such good points, and can also help others learn how to express themselves.

    I think those experst should learn some new tricks. I hope you get the chance to teach him/her.

  4. Emma, I am impressed by your observances; you make a good point for the expert putting himself in your "shoes".

    Why do you need that watch?


  5. Thank you, Emma. I wanted to post about the man who types in the iPod but the original article was so problematic that I have not shared it. I am glad you wrote about this.

  6. Emma, YOU are the only EXPERT I would attend to. You are credentialed by your real life experience. Just because someone is a doctor, does not mean they are a good doctor. A fact.

    Best Friend Forever, Heidi

  7. My friend... you are simply AWESOME. Kick ass, girl!