Wed, Apr 30, 2008, 8:43 AM| New comment on The results are in… by Jeff Sparkman
Wow, I totally know what this guy is going through.
I have a new post up. Wasn’t sure how this Blogging for Autism worked, and I apologize for not writing more this month. Thank you so much for getting this together and providing an opportunity for our voices to be heard. Here’s the link:
Wed, Apr 30, 2008, 4:02 PM | New comment on The results are in… by Jeff Sparkman.
You know I was thinking about the little ditties and catch phrases that so many of our children use, or in our case, patterns or clumps of words that have a particular meaning or association for them.
It came up again in the context of how often they have great difficulties understanding idioms, those lovely literal minds. Yet sometimes I wonder if their ‘word collections’ don’t serve the same function as an idiom?
We use so many idioms in everyday speech that have meaning for the listener, I wonder if this isn’t their version of the same thing? When I hear those word lumps, they convey a very clear message once I understand them.