credit: Fat Brain Toys
This is a very special brain boogie.
Above is an actual test question given to a second grader. As you can see, the student provided the penciled answer listed above.
Can you explain why his response is not necessarily wrong.
Before checking your answer below, it’s helpful to know that this excellent student is autistic.
Autism spectrum disorders are a group of conditions that affects how a person’s brain interprets the world around them. In other words, these conditions affect how a person understands things that they see, hear, feel, touch, and experience. This sometimes makes it very difficult for a person to communicate or interact with others. However, in some cases, their unique way of “seeing” the world allows someone with autism to be extremely artistic, creative, and intelligent.
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