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Assumptions and Autism

FROM BECKY: We DON’T KNOW what our Son-Rise Program children are THINKING or FEELING until they tell us! We only know what they are DOING. We can make assessments from their actions to help them in the best way but we can NEVER really know what they FEEL and THINK unless they say.

When we assume that our child is “Frustrated”, “Anxious”, “Nervous”, “Bored”, etc, we CLOSE doors. When we look at their actions and do not decide for ourselves how they feel, we OPEN doorways of OPPORTUNITY!

Instead of assuming how your child feels, look at what they are doing instead. Perhaps what looks “bored” to you, could be them isming, maybe when they look “Frustrated” to you they are simply trying to communicate something.

When we simply take into account their actions and not assume the way they feel, we move TOWARDS our children and not AWAY from them. We are more RELAXED instead of more NERVOUS, we are more CONFIDENT instead of more TENTATIVE and we are more CLEAR instead of CONFUSED about how to help them.

Lots of Love xxx

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  1. […] https://blog.autismtreatmentcenter.org/2011/01/assumptions-and-autism.html Nós NÃO SABEMOS o que é que as nossas crianças do The Son-Rise Program®  estão a PENSAR ou  a SENTIR até que elas nos digam! Nós apenas sabemos o que ela FAZEM. Podemos tirar conclusões a partir das suas ações para as ajudar da melhor forma mas NUNCA podemos saber realmente o que elas SENTEM ou PENSAM a não ser que nos digam. […]

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