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no pictures for autistic school boy??

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the_Unique
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Hi, in my son's class there is a new boy who has autism. for him they had to remove all the drawings and pictures the children made to "not disturb him". I cant understand this and find it sad as the children worked so hard for that decoration. How could the boy get distracted by paintings and is this usual??

Cheers
Written on: 23/08/2011 [13:04]
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benji
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Hi I guess it's the "filter issue":

Autistic people develop an extraordinary ability to concentrate. The negative effect of this phenomenon is that autists cannot properly process or filter all the sensual stimuli and the resulting “sensual overload” becomes very strenuous to them. Autistic people prefer a very calm environment where every pencil or paper clip. stays exactly at its designated place.

From this article: http://www.myhandicap.com/specialisterne-autism-handicap.html

Written on: 24/08/2011 [11:15]
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vermontsavant
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interesting article thank you for sharing that.are you autistic benji.im actualy a autstic business owner myself,checkout my all new website edwinslimousine.com

i drive limousines slowly on the driveway on saturdays
Written on: 25/08/2011 [10:21]
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vermontsavant
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the_Unique wrote:

Hi, in my son's class there is a new boy who has autism. for him they had to remove all the drawings and pictures the children made to "not disturb him". I cant understand this and find it sad as the children worked so hard for that decoration. How could the boy get distracted by paintings and is this usual??

Cheers
sensory overload most likely,something in the paintings over stimulates him.try decorating his work area with cool pastel toned colors.there are also special glasses called irlen filters that reduce overstimulation of the eyes

i drive limousines slowly on the driveway on saturdays
Written on: 25/08/2011 [19:44]
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the_Unique
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Ah, I see. That makes sense, yes.

Interesting glasses, never heard of that before, but i'll google. Thanks!
Written on: 26/08/2011 [10:40]
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vermontsavant
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the_Unique wrote:

Ah, I see. That makes sense, yes.

Interesting glasses, never heard of that before, but i'll google. Thanks!
if you have already googled you probably know this but you can go to irlen.com i should have told you that before.

i drive limousines slowly on the driveway on saturdays
Written on: 26/08/2011 [12:06]
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the_Unique
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Hey the parents of that boy are going to test these glasses. they say thanks to you, vermontsavant!
ill keep you posted how it worked out.

Cheers
Written on: 29/08/2011 [13:09]
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