- Posted March 26, 2014 by
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Communicating through autism
Autism; the unexplained language
My own brother was diagnosed with autism at age 1. All though people rarely understand him, he communicates through his own way. He would explain what he wanted, and we would understand it because of how he said it. I like to call it Familiarizing. He would know how we perceive things and try his hardest to replicate it. He would become familiar to our habit, us to his. His communication was through his needs. It doesn’t always be the countries’ language.
A kid in our neighborhood also had autism. He would use what I call Facial and Motions. He would use his face and body language to say what he wants. We didn’t know him that well so familiarizing wouldn’t work. Facial and Motions helped him speak better without words. This method almost always works.
My best friend’s brother had extreme autism he couldn’t efficiently use his voice. He is still young so Facial and Motions. The family uses a different form of Familiarizing. They used what I call the A slang. The A slang means the family learns what terms he uses and makes them into a language they can understand.
These people used these methods to understand autism in their own way. That’s what helps them be understood on their own.