Thursday, January 20, 2011
I Dreamed A Dream
More specifically, the pediatrician included aspects of difficulty to include social skills, friendship skills, conversational skills, pedantic speech patterns, tendency towards ego-centrism and preoccupation in a particular area of interest, lack of emotional control, and an immaturity of empathetic skills. These children were noted to have difficulty attending in class and demonstrated learning deficits, along with organizational, motor, and sensory concern. The difficulty in understanding and acknowledging autism, primarily high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome, by the medical, psychological, and psychiatric community, can lead to misdiagnosis and even failure to provide the services needed for students (Autism Today, 2007).
I learned that Chaz is who he is. He doesn't need to be cured. He needs acceptance. I need to praise him 10 time more than I correct him. If he's doing something the right way I should point it out to him and encourage him! Being that I have ADHD myself, I've learned that are certain gifts that come with some disorders. Aspergers is another one of those. It has some tough areas, but they have gifts too. Susan may not have been the picture of what people think is visually beautiful, but she is a diamond. There is a standard stamp people tend to put on what is socially acceptable. Chaz is a gift to me because he made me realize that we don't have to all fit in the same mold. Thank God for that. Don't worry about just going with the flow, Chaz. Make a splash!
P.S MP3 of I Dreamed A Dream. Beautiful song sung by Susan Boyle.
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