Saturday, February 27, 2016

Inside the Mind of Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is a renowned American author, animal behavior expert, and advocate for
autistic people. She’s written many books—including Animals in TranslationThe Autistic Brain, and Thinking in Pictures—and is currently a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Temple talk about the differences between verbal and visual thinkers, and how to bridge the gap between them. They speak on Temple’s lifelong relationship with animals and how—as a nonverbal thinker—she feels a deep kinship with them. Finally, Temple and Tami discuss the importance of helping people on the autism spectrum to invest their efforts in what they love rather than what they lack. (60 minutes)