Accomodating emotionally impaired
” With the epidemic of autism, one of the most common questions I’m asked during an initial speech-language evaluation with a child is, “Could my child be autistic?
” It’s a question that brings worried parents from all over the world to this website every day.
On some of my longest posts, including the Anti-Reactionary FAQ and Meditations on Moloch, I add a third level of break – in the first case, a supersection level in large fonts, in the latter, a subsection level with an underlined etc. (Blockquotes are also a nice way to vary the reading experience) But don’t just vary the appearance of your writing. It was a complete break with the tone of the piece, which is dangerous – but my hope was that after having your mind dulled by twenty different pharmacology studies in a row, a quick first-person aside and silly story would be invigorating and give you the energy to wade through another twenty such studies. Keep your flow of ideas strong I lampshade my flow of ideas with a lot of words like “Also”, “But”, “Nevertheless”, “Relatedly”, and “So” (when I’m feeling pretentious, also “Thus”).
Again, if you’re ever debating more versus fewer breaks, err on the side of “more”. These are the words your eighth-grade English teacher told you never to start paragraphs with. If you’re writing three paragraphs that are three different pieces of evidence for the same conclusion that you’re going to present afterwards, make damn sure your readers know this.
Divide things into small chunks Nobody likes walls of text.
This means getting a child professionally evaluated as soon as your gut tells you there’s a problem, selecting and following through with appropriate treatments, and pursuing additional education about your child’s needs until you become the best “expert” you can be. ————————————————————————————————————————- If you’re looking for additional resources to help you work with your child at home to improve his ability to use and understand words, I can help!!
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Parents of children with autism play a crucial role in determining the ultimate outcome for their child.
Success comes when parents make a huge commitment to learning their child’s unique strengths and weakness, become their child’s biggest advocates, and wholeheartedly embrace a comprehensive approach to improving their child’s developmental skills.
The earlier a child is diagnosed, the better chance he has of correcting his problems.