Tips to understand an Autistic Person

If you just Google the word “autism”, you would be amazed to see the huge number of results the search engine returns. It’s obvious that the awareness and knowledge of autism has grown enormously in the last few years, especially with the evolution of the internet.  However, the vast amount of information found can be overwhelming and sometimes imprecise. Understanding an autistic person is very important to communicate with them and help them feel comfortable in the society.

While Trying to Understand an Autistic Person, There Are Multiple Questions That Come to One’s Mind. Here Are The Answers:

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Tips to understand a child with autism from Autism Hub. Image (c)Shutter Stock

What is autism?

Autism is a disorder of the neuropsychological development. It affects people differently and evolves over time. While researchers are not able to identify the specific causes of ASD, they know their origin is biological and mechanical, not linked to the parent-child relationship! Genetic factors are involved. We also know that boys are more affected than girls.

How does it manifest?

They affect one hand communication skills – difficulties in expressing and regulating emotions – and also the perception of the environment (understanding of the world but also the thoughts, intentions and emotions of others). The result is a series of behaviors: folds on itself, passivity, isolation, reactions “weird”, repetitive gestures, rituals, unusual interests and limited planning.

Are children with autism less intelligent than others?

The intellectual capacity of people with autism vary from person to person. Vast majority of people with autism will require substantial appropriate support throughout life. However, there are some of them that go to the extent of acquiring a degree in autonomy.

When can we identify autism?

In general, autism is present from birth (the prevalence is 1 birth out of 150) and symptoms usually appear between 0 and 2 years. However, in children who have no intellectual problems or significant language delay, the symptoms can only be spotted from the entrance to the school.

How do I know if my child has autism?

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Recognizing autism in children can sometimes be difficult.

Often the telltale signs of autism in children are: limited capacity in imagination (they know not “pretend” to play) and the resistance to change (they attach great importance to the routine). Other features common to autistic are: less sensitivity to tactile stimuli, auditory and visual, unusual perception of heat, cold or pain. Some witness great anxiety, sleep disorders or eating, violent outbursts and self-harm and even psychiatric disorders or a related disease.

Can Autism be treated?

While there is no cure for autism, parents can help their child to maximize his skills and thus to live the best possible way in an integrated society.

 

This begins with early support. Talk to an Autism Resource Centre (in your region) so that an accurate diagnosis can be made as early as possible. Then head to the House of disability that puts in place the management and get financial aid.

What schooling for a little autistic?

Education is more important for a child with autism because they need great stimulation and social models to learn by copying the social functioning of the other. Nevertheless, it must be tailored according to the child’s needs, like relief schedules, private coaching by a school teacher, setting up a PPS (Custom Project schooling), and likewise.

Although the intensity of autism vary broadly, most people with the neurological disorder — which typically surfaces in the first three years of life have problems in interacting with others, speaking sharing and comprehending. Thanks to the determined efforts of parents and advocates, public awareness of autism has grown enormously, and is gaining even more attention today since 1943, when it was first identified.

 

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