“My 10 year-old child with high-functioning autism is very smart, but he is very, very poorly coordinated. He has difficulty riding his bike, bowling, catching, hitting a tennis ball, kicking, shooting a basketball, diving in a pool, swinging a bat, and throwing. He can’t run fast without tripping, and he has terrible posture. As an infant, he was a later walker (almost 17 months). He was a very sloppy eater, and still has trouble cutting with a knife or the edge of his fork. Also, he had some speech articulation issues. We were hoping he would grow out of all this, but he hasn’t. I wonder if there is anything we could do to help him be less awkward. Does what I’ve described sound “normal” for some children with autism? Or does it sound concerning? How physically uncoordinated should he be before we try to get professional help for him?”
Many children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger’s (AS) have a comorbid condition called Hypotonia, which is sometimes referred to as “floppiness.” This is because the muscles are meant to help support the skeletal system and are designed to prevent certain kinds of motion. Because the muscles are not especially tight, children with Hypotonia frequently experience “hypermobility” (i.e., the ability to move limbs into awkward positions). They often find that they’re able to very easily carry out feats that require flexibility, but not strength or balance (e.g., splits, back-bending, shoulder rotation, etc.). Also, they may display uncommon flexibility in other joints (e.g., fingers).
There should more acceptance of others, for then the world would be a better place.
I was reading the wonderful post Autistic Confessions – Stimming at Work — Anonymously Autistic ( I have posted it a little before this.)
It brought to mind things for me that I thought I would share.
Firstly, I should explain to you what stimming is. The word ” stimming ” is short for self-stimulatory behaviour and stimming can be flapping, rocking, spinning, squeezing, biting, chewing, picking, pacing,shaking legs and so much more. Stimming is used to manage anxiety, stress, anger, to help deal with overwhelming situations, or just for comfort.
I grew up not knowing I was Autistic, when I used to rock, as rocking from side to side is my way of stimming, I was told ” don’t rock !” When I asked why ? I was told that, ” crazy people rock and you don’t want people to think you are crazy !” – whilst I can…
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We are all different so why should one person react the same as another, why not accept and respect a person for who there are, not how others wish them to be.
Bear this in mind and you and your son will come through.
He’s 6, he has beautiful big brown eyes, a head full of lushious dark hair and Gorgeous olive skin.
He’s an amazing reader, fabulous at puzzles, he can name the actors names of any marvel character and knows anything there is to know about super powers.
He’s tidy, smart, sweet and particular.
By the age of two he knew all his colours, shapes, how to work the iPad, the apps and how to navigate round them better than I do now.
He can be loving, so loving, caring and thoughtful and so intelligent in his chosen fields.
I never realised as he was my first child, all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t wave goodbye, he didn’t like cuddles and he was always on the go. I just thought he didn’t like goodbyes, that he wasn’t an overly affectionate child and that he was ‘just a boy’. I was…
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