In this episode of the Growing Our Future Podcast, host Aaron Alejandro interviews Dr. Temple Grandin, a renowned professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin shares her journey as a severely autistic child and the support she received from mentors and teachers throughout her life. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing and nurturing different kinds of thinking, such as visual, pattern-based, and verbal thinking. Dr. Grandin discusses her work in designing livestock handling facilities and developing animal welfare auditing programs for major companies. She highlights the need for hands-on shop classes and the value of technical intelligence in fields like engineering and mechanical innovation. The conversation also touches on the challenges and opportunities faced by individuals on the autism spectrum. Overall, the episode offers insights into Dr. Grandin’s unique perspective and the power of embracing diverse ways of thinking.
Watch Full Interview:
- Understanding Autism
- Different Kinds of Thinking
- Importance of Hands-On Education
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