In the Key of Genius: An Incredible Insight into the Work of an Inspiring Musician

Yesterday, I attended a talk by Prof Adam Ockelford and was amazed by his ability to tap into the musical ability in autism and how this ability could be transformed into a form of communication not possible in the typical language domain. I will post a summary of his talk, but for now I just want to draw peoples’ attention to this video. It is impossible not to be amazed by the skills of Derek Paravicini within this video; equally, it is to the great credit of Prof Ockelford that he is able to extract and nurture this skills in many individuals such as Derek, with severe autism, and also that he is able to witness these skills advance. My own understanding of autism is limited, but this certainly seems a fantastic way of exploring the ways in which the autistic mind is a benefit.

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November 5, 2013 · 6:10 pm

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