While the original techniques of this treatment were reputed to be violent, the modern equivalents are much less controversial: engagement with an instruction leads to a reward, bad behaviour is treated with indifference rather than punishment. The most contentious aspect, it seems, is the price.
This documentary initially hints at the inhumane (footage of this technique cut with images of caged pigeons pecking buttons for treats), but the carers are more nursery teacher than hardened psychologist. Rather, we are faced with a question: can this treatment cure autism – or even should it? And are those that object right in saying that the mind is not something we should attempt to change?
A measured analysis of a difficult subject – and well worth catching if you have even a passing curiosity.
A 'life and style cafe' in Putney that's split over two floors. Taking inspiration from Nordic design, Blabar has a boho chic look and almost everything in there – from the chairs to the lighting, to the plates the food is served in – can be purchased. It serves items such as Icelandic yoghurt pots, sourdough sandwiches, sugar-free blueberry oat squares and cinnamon buns as well as a variety of hot and cold drinks including Swedish coffee. There are weekend brunches, too.
Venue says: “Christmas is the best time of year. At Blåbär find unique products to make your home Hygge, and gifts to bring a smile to people's faces.”