it was not called a board room
but a decision room......
"Look at this,"Gregor said ,showing Janis the book he bought about autism*.."Lack of interest in sharing interests or achievements .this nutjob cannot stop posting his fucking crazy...something is amiss with this misfit I tell you...His mother seems nuts too..the whole family is probably wacko..no wonder the husband moved out.."
"Maybe the posting is repetitive movement,like spinning plate or hitting a light switch and the compulsive writing is something he can;t turn off.."Janis the psychotherapist said studying some of the video and audio..She refused to go near the headset....she pretended some of these "technologies" did not exist.
"so ' Gregor said,ignoring what janis said and looking a bit higher in"the chain of command" for guidance than a woman psychotherapist,"Guy wrote some pretty weird stuff ...draws weird...even looks weird..."
The Highest Chain ,in the command ,placed his palms down on the table and looked at some of the video feed on the endless wrap of tv screen that enveloped the room,"Can we all at least agree that the guy looks weird?"
Even Janis ,the woman psychologist said ,"aye"
and the meeting
without incident,directives or delay.
Signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders: Social skills
Symptoms may include:
- Unusual or inappropriate body language, gestures, and facial expressions (e.g. avoiding eye contact or using facial expressions that don’t match what he or she is saying).
- Lack of interest in other people or in sharing interests or achievements (e.g. showing you a drawing, pointing to a bird).
- Unlikely to approach others or to pursue social interaction; comes across as aloof and detached; prefers to be alone.
- Difficulty understanding other people’s feelings, reactions, and nonverbal cues.
- Resistance to being touched.
- Difficulty or failure to make friends with children the same age.
Signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders: Speech and language
Problems with speech and language comprehension are a telltale sign of the autism spectrum disorders. Symptoms may include:
- Delay in learning how to speak (after the age of 2) or doesn’t talk at all.
- Speaking in an abnormal tone of voice, or with an odd rhythm or pitch.
- Repeating words or phrases over and over without communicative intent.
- Trouble starting a conversation or keeping it going.
- Difficulty communicating needs or desires.
- Doesn’t understand simple statements or questions.
- Taking what is said too literally, missing humor, irony, and sarcasm.
Signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders: Restricted behavior and play
Children with autism spectrum disorders are often restricted, rigid, and even obsessive in their behaviors, activities, and interests. Symptoms may include:
- Repetitive body movements (hand flapping, rocking, spinning); moving constantly.
- Obsessive attachment to unusual objects (rubber bands, keys, light switches).
- Preoccupation with a specific topic of interest, often involving numbers or symbols (maps, license plates, sports statistics).
- A strong need for sameness, order, and routines (e.g. lines up toys, follows a rigid schedule). Gets upset by change in their routine or environment.
- Clumsiness, abnormal posture, or odd ways of moving.
- Fascinated by spinning objects, moving pieces, or parts of toys (e.g. spinning the wheels on a race car, instead of playing with the whole car).
- Sensory problems – Many children with autism spectrum disorders either underreact or overreact to sensory stimuli. At times they may ignore people speaking to them, even to the point of appearing deaf. However, at other times they may be disturbed by even the softest sounds. Sudden noises such as a ringing telephone can be upsetting, and they may respond by covering their ears and making repetitive noises to drown out the offending sound. Children on the autism spectrum also tend to be highly sensitive to touch and to texture. They may cringe at a pat on the back or the feel of certain fabric against their skin.
- Emotional difficulties – Children with autism spectrum disorders may have difficulty regulating their emotions or expressing them appropriately. For instance, your child may start to yell, cry, or laugh hysterically for no apparent reason. When stressed, he or she may exhibit disruptive or even aggressive behavior (breaking things, hitting others, or harming him or herself). The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities also notes that autistic kids may be unfazed by real dangers like moving vehicles or heights, yet be terrified of harmless objects such as a stuffed animal.
- Uneven cognitive abilities – The autism spectrum disorders occur at all intelligence levels. However, even kids with normal to high intelligence often have unevenly developed cognitive skills. Not surprisingly, verbal skills tend to be weaker than nonverbal skills. In addition, children with Autism spectrum disorders typically do well on tasks involving immediate memory or visual skills, while tasks involving symbolic or abstract thinking are more difficult.