Saturday, April 7, 2012
Asperger's Syndrome: Pretending to be Normal
Too many kids on the ASD respond to intervention too slowly such that by the time that arrive at the age of maturity they are not yet able to function as a normal adult. A caring society has no choice but to create occupational opportunities for them.
I wonder which path is easier to make progress on; the causes of ASD or its cure. Presently you can't pop pills for ASD but you can train the child behaviorally, which I believe leads to new neural bypass around the deformed areas. It is wonderful that our brains are so plastic, and more people need to learn this fact. The machine model of our brain which had imprisoned us for the last couple of hundred years had absolutely done us no favors helping to rehabilitate stroke sufferers, addiction conditions and now ASD.
Posted by PengYou at 2:10 PM