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Discussion in 'Education news' started by dunnocks, Oct 4, 2018.
another group we have to differentiate for...
It sounds like some head teachers and smt- except they prefer a darkened office well away from the challange of teaching
Looks like a variant of autistic spectrum behaviour to me.
I scored highly on the test. Not entirely sure it means anything though.
Two words for them.
A bit like an extreme snowflake ?
In the words of our esteemed colleague:
This question caught my eye:
"Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations?"
As if anyone would answer "Well no actually, I deliberately arrange my life so that I regularly and frequently encounter upsetting and overwhelming situations".
It means someone wants to sell you a book, some events, some therapy, some accreditation, etc etc.
It seems she is essentially talking about Sensory Processing Disorder which is now part of the diagnostic for ASD and acknowledged in other diagnostics as well .
However there seems in certain quarters to be a trend - slightly disturbing in my opinion - to try and "normalise" certain conditions by watering down the criteria and then talking about it being commonplace ie up to 3 out of 10 people have this. I think it then underestimates/downplays the severity of the challenges faced by those with ASD or SPD who, for example, can face severely limited options about where and how they can travel and/or socialise due to their sensory issues.
I avoid busy pubs/shops because I don't like them. I have family members with ASD who cannot go into busy pubs/shops because it would cause sensory overload and meltdown. There is a huge difference.
It's called low redefinition.
Not quite Sensory processing disorders or Highly Sensitive but I think that more of our children than we care to admit do not like the happy clappy get up and move around kind of teaching that's fashionable in some quarters these days. There are some, perhaps many, who prefer to be allowed to work quietly.
Because there are some who cannot sit still and cannot stay quiet we invent things like popcorning and getting kids to move around so that we can pretend their attention deficits are part of our lesson plans.
Would that be the tip of the iceberg?
Ah, snowflakes. I do think that these days kids are carefully groomed into becoming them: and fat ones too.
I never ceased to be amazed at the strapping lads who take the bus to my place, to be tutored. In my day they (like me) would have cycled. But mummy doesn't want them to get all that good exercise. And talking of exercise, who cannot have disdain for schools that promote underhand pitching softball instead of, that real game, baseball. I've even seen the girls at a local secondary school being given something akin to table tennis bats to hit the ball with, instead of baseball bats.
And don't get me going on all the outward bound stuff that's no longer done, because one has to write a novel's worth of risk assessment just to take kids to the local park.