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How parents can help autistic children make sense of their world

Medical X-Press – Allyssa Mccabe

“Glenn, a high-functioning seventeen-year-old with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), comes home from school and tells his mother at dinner, “Allen was mean today.” His mother debates what to do. Should she ask for more details or let the subject drop? She knows that Glenn is not much of a storyteller. Personal narratives are commonplace, and many people don’t realize just how important they are. What really happened when we ran into that truck? How did we feel when it happened? Personal narratives are the memories we share about the experiences we’ve had, and the primary way we make sense of those experiences.”(more)

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