Autism guide for adults – How to survive Autism?Tweet
Autism is not a single disorder, but a spectrum of closely-related disorders with a shared core of symptoms. Every individual on the autism spectrum has problems to some degree with social skills, empathy, communication, and flexible behavior. But the level of disability and the combination of symptoms varies tremendously from person to person. In fact, two kids with the same diagnosis may look very different when it comes to their behaviors and abilities.
If you’re a parent dealing with a child on the autism spectrum, you may hear many different terms including high-functioning autism, atypical autism, autism spectrum disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder. These terms can be confusing, not only for you, but even for doctors, therapists, and other parents who can use these terms in very differentiating ways.
But no matter what doctors, teachers, and other specialists call the autism spectrum disorder, it’s your child’s unique requirements that are truly important. There is no clear cut identification table or checklist which can tell you the right name of the problem you need to find the treatment which works best for your child. The right treatment will try to address the needs of your child. The treatment is symptomatic rather than going after the name of the disease and then finalizing the treatment.
How children with autism spectrum disorders play
There are some fundamental differences between the ASD child playing methods as compared to other children without the autism spectrum disorders. Below are some of the main differences:
- The ASD child is less spontaneous and does not show curiosity or seems disinterested in the things surrounding them.
- They cannot play with toys which needs some kind of functional play like toy tools or cooking set.
- The ASD child cannot play the ‘play make-believe’ games.
- They cannot get engaged in group games and cannot imitate others
- They cannot do the role play games and often their playing techniques are non-creative.