Discussion definitions of “empathy” and “empathetic” This topic is very close to me in that one of my favorite people in the whole world is my 21-year-old niece who has Down Syndrome and I have much respect for her parents, sisters and other family members who willingly take on the opportunity to support others in similar circumstances. When you listen to Soren’s speech (you can also Google and get the written text as well for reference when you make your posts) I am hoping that it will really make you think about so many things that your head will start spinning. I delivered a presentation at a teaching conference in Nevada about methods to teach empathy to students in college. I used this speech in the presentation. My youngest daughter, who graduated from the Univ. of Alabama, was the lead author on the paper. She is the person who shared…    read more