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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2989086/school-staff-told-to-watch-the-big-bang-theory-as-a-training-method-for-dealing-with-children-with-aspergers/

Oh god.

Just in case there weren't enough good reasons not to like that piece of shit. This is seriously the level of laziness schools are resorting to. I don't think very highly of home schooling most of the time, but if the alternative is leaving their education to people like this then keep them at home, I say.
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Big Bang Theory is the most annoying show ever

It's like a bunch of try hards pretending to be nerds to unironically be laughed at by the lowest common denominator(nerds and "non-nerds" alike)
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Point No. 1: Not every kid on the autism spectrum is a genius. And the "geniuses" on BBT are not like real people, anyway.
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so apparently this is a desperate measure because of budget cuts



We just don't have enough resources and training to deal with this. But we are trying, because that is what teachers want to do.
"I think teachers have been covering these issues, trying their hardest to cover these issues for years.
"I'm a secondary school teacher and I think the issues are lack of training, lack of resources, and again that's down to obviously budget cuts."

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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:

Big Bang Theory is the most annoying show ever

It's like a bunch of try hards pretending to be nerds to unironically be laughed at by the lowest common denominator(nerds and "non-nerds" alike)


The concept was supposed to be "Oh, look, they're nerds because they talk about tech and geek culture, that's why they're afraid of girls when the new manager moves in, hehehehehhh!"
Unfortunately, they discovered that....only geeks were watching it, BECAUSE they joked about tech and geek culture, and nobody else did, and it became ThinkGeek: the Sitcom.

"Well, maybe they're Asperger's because they're afraid of social interaction!" Uh, no. Someone hasn't gotten the female-TV-demographic joke for twelve years.
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what the fuck
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Forcing anyone to watch Big Bang Theory for any reason is just wrong, but in this case it's not even going to teach anything so it's bad on multiple levels.
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I tried to watch it but I just can't stand the show. It's trying too hard. Way too hard. I understand it's comedy and they have to really exaggerate the stereotypes to even have a theme but how long can you milk the same joke over and over and over?
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AlastorCrow wrote:

I tried to watch it but I just can't stand the show. It's trying too hard. Way too hard. I understand it's comedy and they have to really exaggerate the stereotypes to even have a theme but how long can you milk the same joke over and over and over?


As long as you can market it:
TV doesn't have ratings anymore, since they encourage all their viewers to go stream it, so the "ratings" thing is just a little thing they look up to go tell the advertisers not to take their business elsewhere.
Nowadays, it's about whether a studio-owned network has a PROPERTY that can be cult-marketed as a franchise for the corporate parent company, and then, like the BBC shows, waits for the show to jump sharks and run the cults into the ground.
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I actually love the Big Bang Theory, once Wolowitz becomes a better man instead of a slut. The Parking Spot Escalation is my favorite.

Though yeah...Sheldon is an outlier, and a great deal of his social interactions are based on his intelligence, namely his self entitlement and his lack of desire for normal social interactions. This is not so much Aspergers as narcissism and attention seeking, prominent in highly intelligent children.


In any case, most people on the Autism spectrum are not anywhere near above intelligence, much less geniuses with 180 IQs. From my personal experience aiding a class of people with autism, most of them are pretty dumb, or as average as the rest pf people. Some are just assholes, and contrary to belief, you should enforce societal norms. Small quirks are passable, being an asshole is not.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:
In any case, most people on the Autism spectrum are not anywhere near above intelligence, much less geniuses with 180 IQs. From my personal experience aiding a class of people with autism, most of them are pretty dumb, or as average as the rest pf people. Some are just assholes, and contrary to belief, you should enforce societal norms. Small quirks are passable, being an asshole is not.


Those on the high-functioning Asperger's (as opposed to the low-functioning a-nut-in-every-car that we tend to get on Internet interest boards) tend to be perfectly suited to the monkish high-focus and encyclopedic-memory demands of Geekdom, hence the school's confusion.

But Sheldon's character joke was trying to spoof Geekdom as its own cult-ref indulging narcissism, and doesn't WANT social interaction, unless said society proves it can "measure up" to the same Trivial Pursuit game.
That's one of the things that bugs me when people get "Nerd" and "Geek" confused--A Nerd wants social approval, to an embarrassing and incompetent degree, and annoys the crap out of everyone trying to get it; a Geek stands above social approval, aloof unto his arcane smartypants self.
I'll give the show points for getting a little of it right despite the female-viewer temptations (oh, look, aren't these single males so cutely social-damaged and unthreatening!), but it's hardly medical.
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i've met some very well educated and well attuned to society home schooled kids
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:
In any case, most people on the Autism spectrum are not anywhere near above intelligence, much less geniuses with 180 IQs. From my personal experience aiding a class of people with autism, most of them are pretty dumb, or as average as the rest pf people. Some are just assholes, and contrary to belief, you should enforce societal norms. Small quirks are passable, being an asshole is not.


Those on the high-functioning Asperger's (as opposed to the low-functioning a-nut-in-every-car that we tend to get on Internet interest boards) tend to be perfectly suited to the monkish high-focus and encyclopedic-memory demands of Geekdom, hence the school's confusion.

But Sheldon's character joke was trying to spoof Geekdom as its own cult-ref indulging narcissism, and doesn't WANT social interaction, unless said society proves it can "measure up" to the same Trivial Pursuit game.
That's one of the things that bugs me when people get "Nerd" and "Geek" confused--A Nerd wants social approval, to an embarrassing and incompetent degree, and annoys the crap out of everyone trying to get it; a Geek stands above social approval, aloof unto his arcane smartypants self.
I'll give the show points for getting a little of it right despite the female-viewer temptations (oh, look, aren't these single males so cutely social-damaged and unthreatening!), but it's hardly medical.


High functioning means the ability to function in a societal setting, rather than a matter of intelligence, disregarding the emotional IQ. Sheldon's IQ or gifted mind does not matter, it is his compulsive behavior that matters, and how much it affects his life in general.

If you are talking about geekdom, it is normal for a lot of people that are not autistic. We tend to learn things we are passionate about. There is some truth to it, as autistic kids may gravitate towards some fandom, topic, or etc that just happen to have a desire for, and may express it by talking about it endlessly or developing more than just a slight fixation.

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As much as I enjoy the show, using a work of fiction, much less, a comedy, to train anyone in dealing with real Asperger patients is both delusional and irresponsible.
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Cardamom_Ginger wrote:

As much as I enjoy the show, using a work of fiction, much less, a comedy, to train anyone in dealing with real Asperger patients is both delusional and irresponsible.


Pennsylvania, 24, that avatar...I am guess you are Aeb reborn?
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