by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom
Many of our children are extremely intelligent, even though it is sometimes hard to recognize because of their communication issues. It may look like the lights are on and nobody is home, but usually that is far from the truth. They are IN THERE and hearing every word we say. But because of their limited speech they are easily frustrated and that creates meltdowns and big issues.
Here is an excerpt from my book that may explain what is happening:
“The best way I can best explain the frustration children with autism feel is with a chocolate analogy. Imagine your favorite candy bar is right in front of you and you missed lunch. You are starving. Your blood sugar plummets along with your mood. You try to communicate to anyone who will listen to hand over that chocolate candy bar loaded with caramel and nuts now, but no one understood what you were trying to say. Then someone gives you a pencil. Next, they demand you say “Thank you” for this object you do not want. And when you don’t, they give you a swat on the butt. Given this scenario, I might hit or scream too.”
NOTE FROM MARCIA HINDS – Megan and Ryan’s mom:
Ryan became an aerospace engineer, because he received proper medical treatment combined with behavioral, and educational interventions. To preview my book, “I Know You’re In There – winning our war against autism”go to Amazon or my website www.autism-and-treatment.com
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