Knowing Talent In Children With Autism?
Hello, I have a relative of ± 9 years old and he has autism. Fortunately, from her parents’ side was very good in accompanying her in daily life. However, at one time, I observed that this younger sister had a uniqueness. He was very happy to hear the sound of the clink of a coin touching hard objects. He could have immediately laughed with great joy when the coins fell and made a sound. Is this a common thing that happens to these unique children? Or is this a sign that he has a talent? If so, may we encourage him to develop the talent? How is it? Thank you 🙂
Hello Florence, Thank you for the question.
Autism or austism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition of brain development disorder that causes sufferers to experience impairments in communication, socializing, and behaving. Each patient has symptoms of varying severity. Symptoms are related to behavioral changes, communication disorders, and disorders interacting with others. In addition, most people with ASD also have an obsession or interest in certain objects including listening to certain sounds. Sufferers may also be able to have attachments to objects, such as toys, statues or toy cars. Experts argue that this attraction or obsession is not infrequently the happiness of sufferers and can help sufferers to channel their interest in learning or doing work.
Hearing the sound of a coin falling is one of the interests of your relatives, maybe this attraction can be channeled to do some other work such as playing music. You can try to encourage the family to introduce the child to the sound of music and pay attention to the child's response. If the child seems to be giving a positive response, for example being happy, encourage parents to involve the child's specialist doctor or therapist to help introduce the child about how to play the music. It will indeed be a challenge to introduce the child to a musical instrument if you do not know the right way. Therefore, please advise the family to consult with a pediatrician or therapist who is experienced in dealing with children with autism.
Hopefully this information is useful.