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November 2014

Learn about autism any time any place

By | Everything Autism, Uncategorized | No Comments

The Autism Internet Modules (AIM) are an excellent resource being developed which provide a community of knowledge to people all over the world. Although cultural and linguistic modifications are required, it is a useful site to refer interested professionals or parents to. At present there are eight modules, they include video, key vocabulary, discussion questions as well as a pre-post test. My students tried the assessment module and the feedback was positive.…

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Flesh+PowWow=….Que?

By | Cultural and Linguistic Diversity | No Comments

I grew up in London,  am relatively new to NYC and in the absence of context struggle to comprehend certain NYC specific phrases. So when I was told to “Flush the assignment out at your next pow wow!”. I understood it to mean…

“POW, Batman throws a punch, WOW, he knocks down the villain as Robin jumps into the car, Batman grabs the assignment that needs to be destroyed, flushes it down the gutter and saves the day”

Well I couldn’t have been more mistaken… “Pow wow”= Sit around the fire smoking a peace pipe with colleagues …”Flesh”= Add more …

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