Theory of Mind – Chicken or the Egg?

Hey, so I'm about to riff on Theory of Mind (ToM) for a while.  Right now, I am reading an article called "Developmental Relationships Between Language and Theory of Mind" by Carol Miller. There is evidence that children with siblings are advantaged in theory of mind development...presumably because of the opportunities for discourse and experiences... Continue Reading →

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The Inklings of the Developing Identity of my Thesis

Yesterday, I posted that I had no idea what identity my thesis was going to take.  Today, I have an inkling of what it is. I love the concept of identity.  I don't know why, but I think it may be because my identity has never effectively fit anywhere (with the exception of rhetoric).  I... Continue Reading →

A History of Marginalizing – Part 2

Yesterday, I wrote about the marginalization of children from the Native American communities at boarding schools.  Today, I want to move ahead a number of years to a new technology and a different type of culture with similarities to the autistic culture: the deaf culture.  Those who are vocal in the deaf culture believe that deafness... Continue Reading →

What is autism?

This seems like such a simple question, doesn't it?  However, there is nothing simple about it.  The answer to this question is so muddied in personal opinions that it is difficult to answer if you understand that two people don't have the same view.  So, I will try and pack the views on autism into... Continue Reading →

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