Autistic Songs

Alan Griswold

 

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Ravenís Progressive Matrices

The Ravenís Progressive Matrices intelligence test (RPM) is a pure space and time test. Note how the two-dimensional patterns are not random, but are designed to highlight various forms of geometrical, symmetrical and conceptual structure—the fundamental basis for our notion of space. And note how the image-to-image changes also are not random, but are designed to capture regular patterns of events—the fundamental basis for our notion of time.

Because RPM measures ability to apprehend spatial and temporal pattern, it should not surprise us that autistic individuals perform comparatively well on this test. These results have less to do with the fact that the test is non-verbal than with the fact the test captures the essence of the autistic individual’s natural cognitive domain.


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