Background to my interest in teaching children with autism

Douglas Quirk: Expanded Specifications for the Addicure Treatments, continued

Treatment 5: Creating VALUES:  The focus of this program is on adaptive and mature values development.  Years of investment in values of childhood and then the addictive sub-culture need to be countered.  Some of the common attitudes and values of the sub-culture (e.g., ‘rat’, ‘solid’, substance use values) need to be challenged, and any void created thereby filled with other values.  James and Woodsmall’s (1988) work in this area is drawn on heavily.

Block 1: Orientation:  Nature, sources and persistence of values.  What are they;  what do they do in your life.  Sample of values and values predictions (viz: Precision, Reliability, Effectiveness, Power, Cleverness, Thoughtfulness — as residual evaluators from childhood). 

Block 2: Tools:  Values materials and exercises in working through them.  The evolution of values, personal and cultural.  Prioritizing personal values.  Media-Proofing.

Block 3: Therapeutics:  Examine subsumed beliefs.  Swish (an NLP technique) for any particularly persistent values.  Imagery for common subcultural values’ polarities.  Visual Squash (Bad vs. Good; Follow vs. Lead; and other subcultural values found).

Block 4: Consolidation:  Reordering values as desired (Sub-modalities to shift values orders).  Failures of Sub-cultural values and Reflexive values.  Value of Values.  Peace as a over-arching value.  Living a constructive life-style.  Summary and cuing observations.

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