One of A Kind Mind

Dr. Temple Grandin
moderated by Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP and
Dr. Adriana Lavi, CCC-SLP

This session addressed neurodiversity, communication, self-care and independence issues in the area of autism spectrum disorders from the perspective of an individual with autism. Participants learned about the perspectives of an individual’s with autism regarding experiences learning about social skills, functional communication and self-advocacy.

Link to quizzes and certificates is located below the course video.

ASHA: this program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area), (eligible for ASHA CE registry, August 24th)

CA SLPAHB: 1.0 hour

Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs): 1.0 

Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe
autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. Dr. Temple Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College in 1970. In 1974 she was employed as Livestock Editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and also worked for Corral Industries on equipment design. In 1975 she earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University for her work on the behavior of cattle in different squeeze chutes. Dr. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and is currently a Professor at Colorado State University. She has done extensive work on the design of handling facilities. Half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equipment she has designed for meat plants. Other professional activities include developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulting with McDonalds, Wendy’s International, Burger King, and other companies on animal welfare.

Financial: Dr. Grandin received a speaking honorarium for this presentation. Dr. Grandin is author of numerous books about her experiences as a person with ASD.

Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

45 mins                      Panel Discussions

10 mins                      Recommendations, Discussion

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

  1. identify views/perspectives on neurodiversity, communication, self-care and independence of a person with ASD
  2. identify views/perspectives on social skills, functional communication and self-advocacy of a person with ASD
  3. discuss recommendations for social skills, functional communication and self-advocacy for students with ASD

Media Exposure – Dr. Grandin has
appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 hours, CNN Larry King Live and has
been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World
Report, and Time magazine. Interviews with Dr. Grandin have been broadcast on
National Public Radio (NPR) and she has been taped for similar shows in Europe. She
was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people. HBO has made a
movie about her life starring Claire Danes.

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This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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