Hello! This blog is about my daughter Hailey (currently 12 years old) and her experiences living with auditory processing disorder. Auditory Processing Disorder is Hailey's primary issue, however she has also been given the labels Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Visual Processing Disorder, Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder and Phonology Disorder at various points in her life.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Temple Grandin : My Daughter's New Hero

"Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestockindustry on animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also widely noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the squeeze machinedesigned to calm hypersensitive persons." Wikipedia

HBO made a movie about Temple Grandin in 2010 that my daughter with Auditory Processing Disorder has found extremely inspirational!  In fact, she tells everyone she meets how they should watch this movie and how amazing a person Temple Grandin is.  I do believe my daughter has found a role model in Ms. Grandin and honestly, it makes my heart soar!  Thank you HBO for providing my child with a glimpse into the life of a true hero whom she can relate to and aspire to emulate in her perseverance, attitude, and bravery.

At my daughter's recommendation, please watch "Temple Grandin".  Here is a link to HBO's site on the movie: http://www.hbo.com/movies/temple-grandin/index.html

You can buy it from Amazon:

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