Are there clues that indicate autistic children identify with having learning deficits? Do they seem to struggle to imitate others? When new skills are being introduced, do they avoid spending time with other individuals? Do autistic children have a difficult time making eye contact or understanding facial expressions in other people? Could these be clues for identifying learning deficits in autistic children?
Children learn and grow by finding out how to interact socially and imitating others. It has been revealed that clues through research and testing, have indicated children with autism have a difficult time learning from others, even their siblings.
I have experienced from my brother who is autistic, that his lack of attention to make eye contact, is a trait that is often present in the early stages of autistic children. They seem to look away from a person, as though the other person was not present.
Some researchers claim to have clues to identify learning deficits. They believe that children with autism struggle with learning. This was determined due to the fact, of their inability to pay attention, focus and the use of poor motor skills.
The researchers and professionals are now understanding that this study has positive hope, because autistic children can develop better social and learning skills from these clues.
Identifying learning deficits in autistic children have revealed clues, that autistic children pay the same amount of attention to instructions given, as children without autism. This clue, discredits the theories that autistic children do not pay as much attention to the tasks or instructions given to them.
I have noticed with the disorder of my brother, that he could perform a task successfully, compared to his siblings. Doing the task, it became easier for him when he took time to study what he was instructed to do. It did not appear that there was an indication of poor motor skills.
Therefore, the clue that lack of motor skills is not the problem to imitate others in autistic children, to learn and grow.
I observed when my brother was with his peers, he would make an effort to look at the person who was giving him the instructions or demonstrating some particular task. But, he made this effort less frequently as repetition became more noticeable.
This clue identified for me, that imitating another individual, is not something that happens because of repetition of an actions, or directions given. It happens when the individual is able to understand the reason the action is being preformed or given to the individual who has autism.
Do you believe these are clues to identify learning deficits in autistic children? If you have an autistic child or know of someone who does, do you observe clues in them that may identify learning deficits?
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