Temple Grandin’s Ted Talk (2010)

http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds.html

TedTalk description of video: Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids”

The bottom line of Grandin’s presentation, in my opinion, demonstrates the need to expand the definition of intelligence and organize the educational system in order to enhance the skills of each child.