Awareness Months

We break to your usual programming (of live blogging Rhetoric of Science) to bring to you a disturbing rhetorical analysis. Hi, last Tuesday, I was looking at a calendar that had what each month's campaign was.  There were things like "Black history month," or "Chinese history month" or "LGBTQIAA history month."  But, then I saw... Continue Reading →

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I was on to Something in my Last Post

Chapter 2 is entitled "Analogy in Science."  It looks like Gross doesn't actually think that analogy doesn't belong in science, he was simply stating what many scientists believe. As I started reading, I realized that I have encountered a lot of analogies in my research.  The one that sticks out to me most clearly is... Continue Reading →

Analogy in Science? Possible or not.

Stylistic devices like metaphor and analogy likewise cannot be condoned; they undercut a semantics of identity between words and things. (Gross 17) So, I can understand where Gross is coming from here.  Metaphor and Analogy as they are typically understood do not fit within science.  But, what if we look at them from almost a... Continue Reading →

If the child seems to be using repetitive language because he is anxious or worried, set aside time to talk about his concerns...Come up with a reassuring phrase that addresses his concern, such as, “That’s only make-believe. It’s not real.” Crissey, Pat (2013-12-02). Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism (Kindle Locations 2094-2095). Attainment Company,... Continue Reading →

Initiate Operation Smash Head against Wall

Since echolalia is often a result of not understanding, improving comprehension generally results in a decrease of echolalia. Location 2019 Two quotes ago, the author implied this, now the author is just blatantly stating it: "echolalia is often a result of not understanding."  Yeah, that's all I'm gonna say about.  I just can't believe how... Continue Reading →

In which we Must Silence their Speech

This [(echolalia caused by the person enjoying saying the phrase)] is best addressed by distracting the child, cueing her to be quiet (putting a finger to your lips), then quickly pointing out something that is of interest to her, like a favorite toy So, let's ignore and make sure that we get rid of this... Continue Reading →

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