Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is one of the most famous individuals with autism in the world. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a professor of ethology at the University of Colorado, and the author of successful books that have sold more than a million copies worldwide. In 2010, HBO produced a film about her life, which won a Golden Globe in 2011 and 7 Emmy awards in 2010. That same year, Time Magazine included her among the most significant people of the year.

Temple Grandin’s books offer a unique perspective on how a person with autism lives and greatly contribute to raising awareness of this behavioral disorder among the general public. Within the autism community, among her students, and within animal rights activist groups, Temple Grandin is seen as a powerful voice for communities in need of representation.

As an expert in animal behavior, Grandin provides consultation to numerous companies in the meat production industry, developing standards for improving the quality of life for animals on farms or similar facilities.

Abstract of the International ABA Conference presentation.

Using the 7 Steps to Instructional Motivation as an Intervention for Typical Children Demonstrating Problem Behavior

This presentation will be in English.

Abstract: The 7 Steps to Instructional Motivation have been a staple approach to the process of building a positive teaching relationship for children on the Autism Spectrum. However, it is by no means an autism specific tool or intervention.  The 7 Steps are designed to cover all the areas of import related to development of mutually beneficial relationships.  This is the goal with teaching children with ASD but it is also the goal of teaching any child.  Many children who are not diagnosed with Autism or any other related disorder can also develop quite challenging problem behavior.  The ability of parents and teachers to develop positive fun, teaching relationships with these children that are both motivating and reinforcing to Child and Parent.  In my practice, the 7 Steps have proven just as invaluable a tool for this population.

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