Autism Assignment: Dip2hsc Adults

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Autism Assignment Dip2HSC Adults People with autism have difficulties with both verbal and non-verbal language. Many have a very literal understanding of language, and think people always mean exactly what they say. They can find it difficult to use or understand things like facial expressions or different tones of voice, common phrases and sayings might also be misconstrued e.g. its cool as to mean it is good and the individual would think that it was cold. Some people with autism may not speak, or have limited speech, but will usually understand what other people say to them, but use alternative means of communication themselves, such as sign language or other signals such as picture cards. Others will have good language skills,…show more content…
They may not understand the social rules which most of us pick up without thinking and may stand too close to another person in their actual space or start an inappropriate subject of conversation .They can be insensitive because they have not recognised how someone else is feeling, preferring to spend time alone rather than in the company of others. They may not seek comfort from other people and behave strangely or inappropriately, as it is not always easy for them to express their feelings, emotions or needs. Difficulties with social interaction can mean that people with autism find it hard to form friendships wanting to interact with other people and make friends, but don’t know how to do this. Difficulties with social imagination mean that people with autism find it hard to understand what other people's are thinking, feeling and their actions and cannot predict what will happen next, or what could happen next. They also cannot understand the concept of danger, e.g. that running on to a busy road will be a threat to them. They may not be able to handle new or unfamiliar situations or be able to change and plan for the…show more content…
Some people are more sensitive to different sounds and pitches, and may also focus on different senses e.g. touch, taste or smell rather than sight or hearing. Individuals with autism may also have food intolerances e.g. wheat and milk and prefer deep pressure touches. While I having been supporting an individual in my work I have encountered different behavioural characteristics. These are as follows :- Repetitive questioning which can be prevalent in autistic individuals who seem to have their anxieties calmed with the answers they receive unless of course the answer is not agreeable to them. When daily routines are altered even by the slightest margin an individual may depart from the baseline phase. When staffing is altered or the individual does not want the staff allocated to him/her. The importance of verbal and non verbal communications are for us and the individual with autistic spectrum condition to communicate the giving and the receiving of information which is what we all do in everyday life. We need to know how they are feeling , what they want, what they would like to do, eat and drink

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