What are two words or phrases you associate with “America?”
MEANT FOR ALL PEOPLE
ROOM TO GROW
The country has room to grow or the people in the country have room to grow?
Teo learned the word “dirigible,” which is basically a blimp. Did you know the Empire State Building has a dirigible landing on it?! He spelled the word perfectly and wrote it neatly. We even tried some cursive writing during the lesson!
Highlights from today’s lessons:
The Golden Gate Bridge separates the ocean from the bay. What are three words that you associate with “ocean?”
People thought that the Golden Gate Bridge couldn’t be built because of earthquakes and wind. Write a sentence using the word “earthquake.”
EARTHQUAKES MAKE ME FEEL RIPPED.
What are two words that mean the same thing as “ripped?”
San Franciscans are stubborn survivors. What does “stubborn” mean?
People travel to San Francisco area for the beauty of its hills and beaches. What are two things you find beautiful?
When you say dates, do you mean girls or the fruit?
There are many diverse faces in San Francisco. What are three words that rhyme with “faces?”
NORTHFACES (Which is a JACKET)
Talking about Chinatown… who created fortune cookies?
What do you think of when you think of Americans?
NOW I THINK OF DENSITY AND MORE LIFE.
What do you mean by density?
Good or bad thing?
GOOD (spelled with the letter board upside down)
Talking about cable cars… What is a patent?
RIGHTS TO AN IDEA
What are three synonyms for the word “tremendous?”
March 2016 After an Art Lesson with Lenae
The call to accomplish art is coming.
I am drawing my life.
The cup is real clear.
I am not curved, I am an angle.
The art is full of elements.
I can design a picture.
We hope you enjoy following our journey through autism as much as we are enjoying it ourselves! Our lives are forever changed as we have been blessed this year with an ability to communicate with our son after 12 years through the use or the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). RPM Soma website We post Teo’s poetry, thoughts on different subjects, answers to submitted questions (he LOVES to talk about how it feels to be autistic or how his brain processes information. FEEL FREE TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS!). We’ll also post videos of his public Q and A sessions and his lesson with Lenae, his RPM teacher and his other facilitators. I, as his mother, do not edit his thoughts, vocabulary, etc…Please enjoy! Remember, he’s only 12 years old so please keep your comments positive and encouraging. Teo is a young man with a Mission…to be a voice for autistics who have yet to find a way to communicate their thoughts and to (in his words…) “spread the truth about autism.” Thanks for visiting us!