in this mini episode, Dr. Tay delves into the transformative concept of presuming competence in autistic children, highlighting the profound effect our expectations and assumptions can have on their development and growth. it explores real-life stories and experiences, showing how the lack of presumed competence can limit a child’s potential and create barriers to inclusion. the episode ends by urging listeners to continually challenge their thinking about autism and competence, emphasizing that every child’s potential should be seen, nurtured, and heard.
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