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An Open Conversation with Temple Grandin

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She was named a hero in Time magazine’s list of Most Influential People in the World. HBO made a Golden Globe-winning movie about her life.

She is an author, scientist, professor, and mentor.Temple Grandin sat down recently with ADDitude for a candid conversation about growing up autistic in the 1950s and 1960s, and how society today can ignite and encourage brilliant, neurodivergent minds.Q: You say that you think primarily in pictures.

You are an object visualizer, while visual-spatial minds think in patterns, and language thinkers feast on words. How is our education system today failing different thinkers?Educators are pushing algebra because they think it’s a prerequisite to logical thinking.

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