Christmas 2010

High Functing Autism

People with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome do not have the delayed language development that's typically found in people with autism. In addition, people with high-functioning autism have average or above average intelligence. However, they may show other behaviors and signs similar to what's seen with other types of autism: delay in motor skills lack of skill in interacting with others little understanding of the abstract uses of language, such as humor or give-and-take in a conversation obsessive interest in specific items or information strong reactions to textures, smells, sounds, sights, or other stimuli that others might not even notice, such as a flickering light Unlike people with other forms of autism, people with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome want to be involved with others. They simply don't know how to go about it. They may not be able to understand others' emotions. They may not read facial expressions or body language well. As a result, they may be teased and often feel like social outcasts. The unwanted social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression.

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Coleman and Carter

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Nurture or Nature

I had Carter and he was a fairly easy child. He would shop with me and take naps when he was supposed to. He was content and sweet. So I thought, "I am such a good mom" you know, like I was why Carter was so sweet. SO though again...never a good thing, Ill have another baby. It will be easy ,just like Carter was. Wrong! CoCo had colic and cried all the time. He never slept and had the worst allergys possible. He wouldn't nurse, he didn't like when I sang to him. He would grunt "uh uh". Carter to this day falls asleep to me singing to him and even asks to be sung too and coleman say he doen't like that song or shush mommy. Kids are so different. I did the same things with both of them and they are as different as night and day.

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