In hindsight, I suppose that the other kids in middle school were looking forward to the last bell of the day, but I absolutely dreaded it. It wasn't just the shrill and inescapable sound that made me nauseous. I watched the clock tick the seconds away and worried about walking through crowded halls. I could handle other students one-on-one but as a collective swarm of bodies, other children morphed into a noisy inhuman amalgam of pushing, moving parts that seemed oblivious t
It's easy to assume that hyperverbal teens and adults on the spectrum don't have problems communicating. BUT there are many subtle skills that are often missed that can lead to misunderstanding, hurt feelings and isolation. The following strategies can help make communicating more enjoyable and productive for everyone. Conversation Tips When asked to do something, instead of agreeing or saying "yes" say "I need some time to think about it. I will get back to you in two days".