Why Is Eye Contact A Puzzle Among Autistic Children?

The ability to make eye contact among autistic children seems to have created a puzzle with a challenge. This puzzle has not yet been resolved or put together, at the present time. This is one of the common symptoms that occurs with the disorder of autism.

Do you wonder why this remains to be an unsolved puzzle with autistic children? I have discovered, that there has been no conclusive way to prove exactly why the symptoms of not having visual contact, is often diagnosed with children who have the disorder of autism.

There have been numerous tests taken from the brains of autistic children, who seem to struggle and do not have proper contact with their eyes. Researchers have many theories, but they do not understand or have proof of why this happens.

After viewing the tests, the researchers have discovered, that autistic children may feel threatened by the faces of people they know. In addition, the familiar faces they trust. This gives them different levels of discomfort. It creates an unsolved puzzle and causes the individual to look away from the person, rather than focus on the eyes of the other person, when interacting with a conversation or listening.

Researchers doing studies, on why autistic children are not making contact with their eyes, have indicated there seems to be a limited understanding, of what the professionals and doctors know about the way the brain, of an autistic child functions and develops.

Have you noticed that many children who have autism, may also have social problems and other disabilities, which could be related to their disorder? This includes the puzzle of not having contact with their eyes to focus, when other people are trying to carry on a conversation with the person who has autism.

There could be a feeling of being threatened when a child tries or wants to make eye contact. This is another puzzle. Many researchers believe part of the puzzle for not creating contact with the eyes, of children who are autistic is, they may be concentrating on another subject, being preoccupied by other things, that are taking place around them.

Scientists have given speculation that there might be some indication of certain mood and anxiety disorders that could have a part in the puzzle of autistic individuals who do not have eye contact.

Professionals are now trying to train children at an early age to develop contact with their eyes, focus and develop concentration. They are doing more and more research on this subject, but have not yet determined why this is such a puzzle.

I believe eye contact is important. I also believe and have seen, some children with autism develop better contact with their eyes, focus, have better concentration with other individuals, as they get older with age.

I feel it is important not to push your child to have eye contact. It is wise to have your child examined by a professional, to find out if lack of visual contact could be related to some other disorder, that may be present in your child.

Always encourage your child to make eye contact. But, keep it simple, without causing it to become stressful. In addition, be patient.

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This article was published on 22 Feb 2012 and has been viewed 636 times
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