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See what I'm saying series, Becky Lyddon

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The English language is incredibly complex, with many words that have evolved to contain more than one interpretation. Working with Autistic children, Becky wanted to explore the notion of literal thinking and idioms. An idiom is an expression that has a figurative meaning which is not its literal interpretation. However, it is quite common for Autistic people to interpret idioms literally. Inspired by the vast range of literature in the British Library, this work comes from the Autistic perspective and explores the way some everyday phrases are used by adults and children on the spectrum in their own way. Through her work, Becky aims to increase societal understanding of Autism.