We don’t learn well by cramming. We learn best through distributed practice sessions. We call this the “spacing effect” or the “distributed practice effect,” and there’s a ton of research to back it up.
Sometimes it’s not possible to avoid a sensation. When you’re exposed to a distressing stimulus, try to breathe slowly and deeply.
Scheduling your time well is one of the simplest and most effective strategies to achieving success at college! But how can we schedule our time well? Read on to find out.
Our sensory experiences don’t only depend on the sensory input—don’t only depend on the properties of the specific sensory stimulus we experience—but also depend on other factors.
Patrick Dwyer has an organizational secret to share that’s “so well hidden, concealed so elegantly, that even many neurotypicals are unaware of it.”
STEM grad student Patrick Dwyer on being autistic and registering for classes. We don’t want to say this is THE definitive class registration post, but it’s pretty definitive.
Only you can say whether you are upset by any of these common sensory challenges, and whether there are stimuli that distress you that I haven’t listed here. You can hardly develop coping strategies if you’re not sure what you’re coping with!
Our very wise (and funny) contributor Patrick Dwyer has pondered the value of jobs and volunteer experience for autistic students: prepare to be illuminated
I’ll do my best to introduce the problem and provide a sort of vocabulary and framework that we can use to help understand our own sensory experiences.
There’s something incredibly special about communities of autistic and neurodivergent people: we’re not all alike, but we all know what it’s like to be different, which makes us more accepting of people for who they are.