Case Study on Temple Grandin

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Case Study on Temple Grandin
The movie Temple Grandin is a story of a woman different then most others. She sees the world in away most people cannot and do not understand. The movie shows her struggles and triumphs in childhood, her teenage years, and adult hood. I chose this movie for a couple of reasons first being that I understood this movie is to be about a real persona not just a charter. Second when watching the previews of the movies on the list this one struck a chord with my heart her mother’s statement “different not less” really hit home. Temple had many behaviors that would be considered abnormal. On the way to her aunt’s ranch, she talks and laughs not stop about a show she watched even though her aunt has not seen the show and does not understand. Temple does not like to be touched she actually pulls back when people try to touch her. Temple did not talk until the age of four she would stare at things like the chandelier or wallpaper lost in her own thoughts uninterested in what is going on around her. Temple becomes extremely upset when a paper with her name on it falls off her bedroom door. She then finds relief by crawling in to apart of the cattle equipment that squeezes her. The first time Temple has to walk through automatic sliding doors she panics. Temple does not show emotion at the lost of a horse she spent time with or her high school science teacher who mentored her. As Temple rides with her aunt she goes on and on about her favorite show The Man from U.N.C.L.E. although her aunt has not seen it and does not know what she is talking about she continues to go on. This is seen as abnormal because normally if we are talking to someone and they are not interested or do not understand we change the subject because we want the people we are talking to, to interact with us to communicate what they think and feel about the subject. Temple really does not seem interested in what her aunt thinks. Temple’s dislike of touch is abnormal most people like to be hugged especially by someone they love Temple will not even allow her mother to touch her. She actually revolts when people reach out to touch her. Not wanting to be touched a lot in and of its self is not completely abnormal. At least I do not think it is as am not a very touchy person and know a lot other people who do not love giving or getting hugs. The difference here is the degree to which she does not want to be touched. I am not usually the person that initiates hugs but I do not revolt or say no when someone else does. Touch actually seems to hurt Temple it is not just a simply dislike of being hugged or touched. Temple did not talk until the age of four this is abnormal. Most children can say simple sentences by the age of two. She was often lost in her own world were as most children want to interact with other people especially their mothers. Temple’s panic attack when the paper with her name on it fell off the door is abnormal. Temple seemed to notice that it was on the floor but was still very scared and upset when she walked into her room it was as if she did not recognize it. Most teenagers and children would still know their room rather it had their name on it or not. She then runs out and into a piece of cattle equipment, which when closed squeezes her. The piece of equipment would be a little scary to most and even if not scary most people would not think that, something used to calm cows would calm them. Temple panics when she is faced with walking though automatic sliding doors. Pictures of guillotines and knives chopping run through her mind. With these pictures associated with automatic sliding doors, it makes perfect sense that she would be afraid. However, the average person does not associate a guillotine with an automatic sliding door. The fear would be consider irrational as the probability of the door closing on her is slim and if it did it would not cut her in half. Temple shows little to no emotion with the...
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