Thursday, June 12, 2014
Sound the Trumpet - Our Approach to Education and Autism
Some kids with autism have an amazing gift with music. Some show unbelievable skill at math or science. One of the hallmarks of autism is intense focus on one particular area of interest. They tend to get stuck on one topic, if you will, which enables some to develop great skill in that area.. I'm not expecting a miracle here - or that he will suddenly become a genius in his field of interest. But if we don't give him the tools to try, we will assure that he doesn't. So while it might seem crazy to buy a real trumpet for a five year old, I think there's value in it. And even if he never does anything other than blare out one note, at least he'll have an enriching experience he wouldn't otherwise have had. So that, and the smile on this little guy's face, make that $50 well spent.