Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh the thinks you can think...


So, I was giving a quiz to some students today. People with Autism tend to be very literal as you'll see from their answers. (And no, I am not making this up.)

This is a can. A can is a cylinder. A cylinder usually has three sides.

Q. How many sides does your can have?
A. Two. The inside and the outside.

Q. Tell me one way you can save water.
A. Usually it's best to save it in a jar or container.

Q. Can you tell me the surface area of the cube you are holding in your hand? (a hundreds cube with markings on it)
A. Well, the surface is the outer part.

Q. What grade do you expect to get on this paper?
A. 11th

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my job!?!

Oh, and the funniest c0mments ever heard from a student... When this awesome boy has a good day it's called a Plan A day. However, when he makes a poor choice he ends up with a Plan B day - not good. The other day at lunch he was telling my instructional assistants about his "Alphabet plans":

Plan A - Austin (his own name - names have been changed) messes up a perfectly clean house.
Plan B - Austin cuts his losses and kicks, screams, and pinches.
Plan C - Austin tricks Mom's boyfriend outside and locks the door.
Plan D - Austin goes to the Airport to bring Devin back home to Arizona. (His brother is on a mission. He has told us before that Devin lives at the Airport - obviously, that is where they left him, he must still be there.)

When the IA's were telling me about it, we asked him to repeat his Alphabet plans for me. He did, with only one small change...my favorite plan of all...

Plan B - Cut your losses and ditch the kids!



12 comments:

Jules said...

I love love love this! I am so grateful these wonderful kids have you!

Natalie said...

They are truly sweet spirits! :) Very cute!c

KATE said...

Too funny, I love hearing their logic. It's fabulous!

the haynie's said...

I want your job! I am such a copy cat, now that I know that maybe I can just do it right the first time rather than come to the conclusion so much later and with a lot to do before I can be just like you!!! :) I love you and all your fun stories.

Jaina said...

Too funny. Those are awesome stories, I'm jealous of the wonderful kids you get to work with!

Holly said...

I think it is really neat to see the differences in thought! Very cool! We really do all look at things in a different way..

Jenny said...

So glad I found your blog again.

Autism, my son has it we have to explain jokes to him because he doesn't get them. One time he was really mad because he thought the joke was mean.

sanjeet said...

They are truly sweet spirits
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You have an amazing blog! What don't you do? I feel like you're my claim to fame!

Scott & Liesel said...

You have an amazing blog! What don't you do? I feel like you're my claim to fame!

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