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Jessica Garcia
Psy 103
02/15/13
Nancy Guenzler

Temple Grandin
The movie Temple Grandin is about an autistic girl who overcame her autism to become what she always wanted to do and that was to have a Ph.D. and be an expert in the field of animal husbandry. While spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncles ranch she began to become very interested in cattle. Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism and she did not speak until the age of four, she had a very hard time going through high school because she had to interact with different people. One day, while having a panic attack, Temple puts herself in the ‘hug box’ device and it helps to calm her down. Later, Temple Grandin was rewarded for creating the “hug box” that had helped her relive stress due to her autism. Temple Grandins Aunt Ann was very helpful and slow with Temple because she knew she had autism. As a teenager, Temple often visited her ranch every summer. Ann loved every time Temple spent time with her. Whenever Temple would ever have a little panic attack she would leave Temple alone so she could calm down. Temples aunt provided Temple and her mother with a respite from their life back east during Temple's teen years. Aunt Ann let Temple study the world of animal behavior and the mechanics of ranching because she learned Temple had a passion for that. Another character is Dr. Carlock, Temple’s science teacher. He knew of all Temples abilities and helped her achieved all her goals. Also helped her with all her dreams of working with animals, he knew what she was capable of and never gave up on Temple Grandin. Another character was Temple’s mom Eustacia Grandin, she was in denial of Temple’s disability and wanted temple to live a normal life but Temple knew that that was not possible. During the summer Temple’s mom sent her to live with her aunt to maybe make her better but in the end that helped Temple a lot with her autism and achieving what her dream was. The environment Temple was in at...
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