Informative Speech

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Alberto Alvarado
Professor Kenneth Lee
Comm 101 - Spring 2012
Informative Speech Outline
April 15th 2012

A Piece of the Puzzle
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: By the end of my speech the audience will be able to tell people certain things about autistic people. Thesis Statement: It is difficult living with autism
A. Attention-getter:
It was the Saturday before our topic choice was due, for professor Lee’s class. I was stressing, I could not figure out what to talk about. I literally google searched informative speech topics, but I did not find anything I really wanted to talk about. So I went to work like any normal Saturday. I was bagging groceries like usual, and there is a little boy in my way, so I politely say excuse me and the little boy stares at me with a blank expression. Next thing I know, the little boy runs and hugs my co-worker Darryl, who is bagging next to me. Darryl’s reaction was priceless. He was like “oh my gosh ahhh” and I tell him to chill, because I do not want him to scare the boy. So this happens, and the mother tells me “oh sorry he can not help it, he has autism.” At that moment, it was like God had slapped me in the face with a topic, that is when I decided on my topic of Autism in children, how it is difficult living with autism.

B. Preview:
So today we are going to take a look at how many people are affected by autism, also some problems autistic people deal with, and lastly teaching strategies and solutions to fix the problems.
Transition: Forecast- First we are going to take a look at MP1 Body
1. How many people are affected by autism
A. Source Topic: Statistic Pediatrics Kogan 2007
B. Source Topic : Parents are also affected The Brief Family Distress Scale: A Measure of Crisis in Caregivers of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Transition: Restate- Now that we took a look at MP1 lets take a look at MP2.
2. Some problems autistic people deal with...
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