Two Sides of the Spectrum
A twice-monthly podcast where we explore research, amplify autistic voices, and change the way we think about autism in life and in professional therapy practice.
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Have you ever heard that people on the autism spectrum aren’t great at perspective taking? It turns out that it’s actually a problem on two sides of the spectrum.
Autistic people often have to work harder to take the perspective of neurotypical people. And many have spent countless hours of therapy and social skills training doing this work.
But new research shows that neurotypical people have just as much trouble taking the perspective of our autistic peers.
It’s time for us to get to work too. Join me as I talk to people on the spectrum and explore new research to help me better understand and connect with autistic kids and adults.
Moyna Talcer is an autistic occupational therapist and researcher who conducted a qualitative study on the sensory experiences of autistic mothers. Her findings have implications for the ways we support not only autistic mothers, but all autistic people, starting in childhood.