“Autism doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a parent who doesn’t give up.” In the book, “There’s a Boy in Here” by Judy and Sean Barron, Sean is diagnosed with autism(a mental condition portrayed by trouble in conveying and framing associations with other individuals and in utilizing dialect and conceptual ideas) and his mother, Judy Barron, has helped her son overcome the obstacles that have he had to go through his whole entire life.
Visual: the teacher uses a lot of visual representations for Ashely; this is used to help her understand better example when the teacher wants Ashely to sit she uses a picture of someone sitting on a chair. When Ashely sees this picture she immediately sits down. Children with autism learn faster and with greater ease when you use visuals. When doing this the teacher must remember to help keep explanations simple and short about each picture or concentration will vanish.
utism is a disorder of brain development. It is characterized by the inability to interact socially, nonverbally and verbally along repetitive behaviors. A good example is Christopher, who is not able to socialize well with his parents, and at the same time, his utterances depicts that he has got some mental problems. By analyzing the book; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, it is evident that through Christoper, Huddon manages to perpetuate stereotypes about autism.
The biography called, Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism was written by Clara Claiborne Park. This story was written about her autistic daughter's life. Clara talks about how her daughter, Jessy as an autistic adult. Jessy was born in the late 1950s, autism was not well understood during this time. Jessy was officially diagnosed with autism at the age of three. When Jessy was six and seven she could only put together two or three words and could hardly understand what her family was saying to her. Later, in the story, Clara tells how Jessy is still struggling with language, and with hypersensitivities and obsessions, and with the social interactions that most of us take for granted. However, at the same time Jessy is achieving more than her parents could have hoped for. Clara talk about Jessy's obsession with numbers and how she is better with number then she is. In the book, they include different photographs of Jessy's calculations with different number sequences. In
Autism in psychology is a mental condition characterized by great difficulty in communicating with others and in using language and abstract concepts (Fredericks, 2008). The book “There’s a boy in here” the author is Judy Barron and Sean Barron. It recounts a strange point by a mother and her son, passing the painful years the son underwent through the painful years and the son suffered from autism and his remarkable convalesce. Ron and Judy were a young couple that gave birth to a son who had very different emotional needs.
Temple Grandin was born in 1947, at age two she was diagnosed with autism. Throughout her childhood she had a hard time speaking to others, but music was a great help with her. When Temple listened to music she was relaxed and calm. This lead to her listening to music most of the time she was by herself. Since then she has learned ways to keep her mind off of her disability (“The My Hero Project”). Temple Grandin raises awareness about autism in her literature works including Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation and “Different But No Less”.
“In the US, about 6.5 million people have an intellectual disability” (Intellectual Disability, paragraph 10). In the story “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie is one of those people. Charlie is a 37 year old man with a child's brain. All Charlie wants to do is learn but because of the mental disability he has, he can not. His brain does not allow him to learn as well as others. When an opportunity comes up for Charlie to become smarter he takes it. He became very intelligent. Suddenly he was losing his memories and did not feel as smart. The doctors realized that Charlie’s intelligence was decreasing rapidly. He was becoming inarticulate. Maybe having the operation was a bad decision. Charlie should not have had the operation because it had many negative effects on his life.
The character of Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger 's novel, Catcher in the Rye, is an excellent example of a psychologically sensitive portrayal of a child with autism spectrum disorder. Although, Holden is never diagnosed in the novel, his interactions with peers and his particular interests show that he is a young man struggling with this psychological disorder. I find this most interesting because the novel allows the reader to enter the mind of Holden to connect and sympathize with the young man and gain a new perspective to his unique disorder. Similarly, the scientific article written by, Jiri Koutek, discusses the social isolation of a sixteen year old male with high functioning autism who was hospitalized for a suicide attempt. The
Introduction: "How many of you have spoke your first word before kindergarten?" "Or did you learn how to read and write at an early age?" Some children have a hard time communicating to express their needs. Others might have trouble with certain skills such as daily living skills ranging from doing laundry and cleaning the house to dressing themselves. Most children are struggling academically in several subjects such as writing, mathematics, reading, art, and so on. Also, some children are very sensitive to certain things around them such as enormous crowds and lights
The German philosopher Nietzsche once said, “That which does not kill us, make us stronger”, and in many instances this is exactly the case. In most every instance of tragedy or hardship, the people affected must either yield to or rise above their situation, and in rising above, develop or display extraordinary and exemplary traits uniquely fitted to dealing with that situation. As a result, without adversity, these talents would be left unused. There are instances in which people crack under the pressure or sink to the expectations of their situation, but, depending on the character of the person involved, they may take the situation and use it to better themselves. It is a unique opportunity to utilize or develop traits that often remain
“Imagine a daily life in which your faculty of speech is taken away.” (Higashida, page vii). The first thing I read while starting the book, “The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism” by Naoki Higashida, was the quote above. Right away it made me think of the first amendment, freedom of speech. In Higashida’s case, he did not get the freedom of speech because he did not get to speak at all. What would you do if you could not express yourself by talking? Almost everyone who can open their mouths and speak takes it for granted. Throughout this amazing story of Naoki Higashida, I was taken on a journey into the mind of someone with autism, and I was able to broaden my knowledge on how an autistic mind feels, thinks, and responds on a daily basis.
Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to persuade a parent whose child has received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to provide their child with critical early life intervention therapy as well as educate the parent on ABA therapy in addition to touching on a handful of other possible therapies. After delivering this speech, I want my audience to understand why early intervention will provide their child with the best chance of matriculation into society later in life. I want to prompt every audience member to research further therapies available as treatment for their child’s disorder and ultimately decide to enroll their child in a therapy.
In John Green’s Video, “How and Why We Read” Green states that reading allows us to be able to basically communicate with the dead. I agree with him because even after one dies their message is still portrayed in their book or article. Without people writing and documenting their thoughts and ideas down while on this earth our technology today would not be as advance as it is. Without these ideas being preserved through their writing we wouldn’t have been able to know what one was doing or trying to invent. One of John Green’s arguments was that with reading “we have a fuller understanding of lives other than your own”. I agree with Green in that statement, he is saying that by reading we can understand others thinking and their thought processes
I have watched a lot of inspiring movies and I would say that Temple Grandin is the most striking. This movie revolves around a woman named, Temple Grandin, who became successful despite having limitations due to her autism. She graduated as college valedictorian and she also completed her Ph.D. Furthermore, the movie also shows the importance of moral support and understanding to the persons with autism for their consolation and feeling of relief.