The Power of Presuming Competence

with Non-speaking AAC User Ido Kedar

09/09/2020

episode 9

Ido Kedar is an autistic-self advocate and the author of a two books. He is a non-speaking autistic person who uses a voice-output typing device to communicate. Listen to my interview with Ido as we discuss:

– His experience with OT, speech, and ABA before he had a way to communicate when no one was presuming his competence

– How learning to communicate changed everything, and why learning to spell and type isn’t a simple as it sounds

– Why Ido doesn’t like labels like “high functioning” and “low functioning”

– What sensory and executive functioning supports Ido found helpful in his journey, and what outdated strategies he wishes therapists would leave behind

– Ido’s advice to therapists who write goals to suppress stimming

– Ido’s concrete challenge to our listeners who want to better understand the perspective of our non-speaking clients

Listen

CLICK TO LISTEN ON

For the latest from

Two Sides of the Spectrum…

Show Notes

More Episodes

09/15/2021
09/01/2021
08/18/2021