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Sunday, May 30, 2010

anak autistik tidak suka dipeluk?

salah satu ciri umum anak autistik ialah tidak suka dipeluk atau disentuh.

berikut adalah penerangan mengapa fenomena ini berlaku.

walau bagaimanapun, autisme adalah satu spektrum, iaitu setiap individu adalah berbeza.

daripada answers yahoo;
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Best Answer - Chosen by Voters

I teach children with autism, and there is a wide variation in their comfort levels in terms of being touched. Some like deep pressure - one of my students loves to hug and be hugged; he comes to me many times a day and asks for a "squeeze." Another likes to have gentle pressure on his head, and he will put an adult's hands on his head to get us to do this for him. Some of my students like other types of tactile stimulation - for example, light and gentle "tickles" on their arms. I also have an adult nephew with autism, and he loves to have his mother hug him.

People with autism are all individuals, with different responses to sensory stimulation.

Menurut pemerhatianku, memang anakku tidak suka dipeluk, ia akan menggelupur apabila dipeluk oleh nenek-neneknya. walau bagaimanapun, ada beberapa orang dapat memeluknya. mungkin mereka ini telah berjaya mewujudkan "bond of trust" dengannya.

melalu latihan , alhamdulillah dengan izin Allah anakku kini dapat kupeluk dengan mudah. hanya agak sukar untuk bertentang mata.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Temple Grandin

salah seorang penghidap autism yang berjaya ialah Dr. Temple Grandin.


Monday, May 10, 2010

autism in movies

Here's a list of movies that contain autistic characters. The list doesn't include those television shows and the list is not complete. We only choose the top 10 movies which are highly recommended by parents or public. Most of the actors or actresses did a remarkable job of portraying autistic people. However, there's also some confusion. It is said that Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is going to narrate a documentary that tells a heartbreaking story about a mother and her son with autism; the film is called "The Sunshine Boy".

1. Rain Man
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino
Director: Barry Levinson
Released: 1988

Rain Man took Academy honors for best director, screenplay, picture and actor (Dustin Hoffman) in 1988. The story is very touching; it's between two brothers, an autistic one played by Dustin Hoffman who inherits 3 million dollars from their father, and the other one is a car dealer who's not close to them. They went to a cross-country journey after their father's death and get to know each other.

2. Mozart and The Whale
Actors: Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell
Released: 2005
Director: Peter Naess

A romance story happened between a boy and a girl who both suffer from Asperger's Syndrome, a mild case of autism. They are very different from those normal couples because of the disorder, it makes love more complicated. But still, it's a lovely story.

3. What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Actors: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Released: 1993

This movie is deep-moving, extremely touching, a lot of people's favorite. It's a story about family loyalty, sadness and the power of love. The most shining character of this drama is a retarded boy played by Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnie. Depp and DiCapro have a wonderful chemistry together.

4. Killer Diller
Actors: Lucas Black, Fred Willard, William Lee Scott, Ashley Johnson
Director: Tricia Brock
Released: 2004

The film is based on Clyde Edgerton's highly acclaimed novel. When guitar-playing car thief Wesley Benfield meets Vernon, who is an autistic savant with rocking piano skills, they will transform to the Killer Diller Blues Band.

5. The Boy Who Could Fly
Actors: Jay Underwood, Lucy Deakins, Fred Savage
Director: Nick Castle
Released: 1986

An autistic teenager went to his uncle's after both his parents died in a air crash. He makes friends with the neighborhood girl who become his tutor later and help him. Many parents of autistic children claimed that the boy in this film seems so real autistic that just like their sons. It's a beautiful movie.

6. Mercury Rising
Actors: Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes
Director: Harold Becker
Released: 1998

A 9-year-old little boy with autism has a genius for breaking codes. And he become a target of assassins after he breaks a top government code. Bruce Wills, as a hero, protects the boy from being hurt. The boy's parents are killed by the government. He always repeats words and avoids eye contact. It's heart-breaking to see him like that.

7. Relative Fear
Actors: Jason Blicker, James Brolin, Denise Crosby, Darlanne Fluegel, Linda Sorenson
Director: Georges Mihalka
Released: 2005

Thriller Movie. There's some really frightening moments in the movie, but nothing too bloody. A boy with autism who is fascinated with crime on TV, is suspected as a killer responsible for a series of murders occur in the neighborhood. The end of the movie is surprising.

8. David's Mother
Actors: Kirstie Alley, Sam Waterston, Stockard Channing, Michael A. Goorjian, Chris Sarandon
Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
Released: 1994

A mother of an autistic boy saw this movie and said: "This is my life!" The film is highly recommended to parents of children with autism, mental retarded or other disabled cases. There's something that you can learn about and benefit from.

9. Imagination
Actors: Ed Gildersleeve, Nikki and Jessi Haddad, Courtney Sanford
Director: Eric Leiser
Released: 2008

Fantasy story. A little twin girl named Anna, who has Asperger's Syndrome and is unable to cope with reality. Their father leaves the family. The sisters cannot face the pain and sink deeper and deeper into their imaginations.

10. Miracle Run
Actors: Mary-Louise Parker, Aidan Quinn
Director: Gregg Champion
Released: 2004

Mrs. Morgan's twin boys are diagnosed with autism, and her husband cannot fact the fact and leave them. The story is about a mother's fierce love to her autistic sons. Touching movie.

dari senarai di atas, hanya Rain Man dan Mercury Rising sahaja yang pernah kutonton. itupun pada beberapa tahun yang lalu, mungkin belasan tahun yang lalu.

dan perkataan autistic itupun sekadar melalui dua lubang telinga sahaja.

mungkin aku lebih mengingati seni basikal artistic daripada autistic.

ada ketika-ketikanya, anakku menzahirkan "tantrum"nya, seperti Dustin Hoffman. dan aku sedang belajar untuk mengelakkannya.

filem yang terbaru kutonton ialah Chocolate, sebuah filem Siam, pada tahun lalu.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

ciri-ciri autisme

Autism is a spectrum disorder. Behavioral symptoms or characteristics for autism can be present from mild to severe. We often hear terms or labels used to describe our loved ones, like autistic, autistic-like, high-functioning or low-functioning.

The important point to remember is our loved ones with autism can learn, make progress and may grow up to function productively with an appropriate education, benefits, supports and services.

Below is a list of common characteristics for autism that both children and adults may show in any combination, level or degree of severity. Read more on the characteristics for autism and how to recognize the signs of autism in young children.

A person with autism usually has problems interacting with people in the following ways:

•may avoid or lack eye-contact,
•may not imitate others,
•may not point or use other hand gestures,
•may prefer to be alone, and
•may not understand social cues.

A person with autism will usually have problems communicating, such as:

•may not speak at all,
•may be severely language delayed,
•may have unusual or odd speech patterns (repeat words and phrases heard by others, i.e. tv or videos,
•may be unable to initiate or engage in a conversation,
•may be unable to use their imagination during play i.e. pretending a banana is a telephone).

An individual with autism may show restricted, repetitive, or ritualistic behaviors, interests, and activities, for example:

•may be preoccupied with a narrow range of interest (i.e. dinosaurs, astronomy, trains or roller coasters,
•may insist on sameness (i.e. prefer certain clothing or eating only certain foods,
•may line up their toys or objects,
•may flap their hands, or make odd hand and body gestures,
•may spin or like to spin objects,
•may rock themselves,
•may be self-injurious i.e. head banging,
•may anger easily or show aggression,
•may be resistance to change,
•may become angry or upset if their daily routine changes in any way, and
•may focus on only a small part of a toy or object).

How is autism defined?

Autism is defined by having a certain set of the behaviors or characteristics for autism listed above. Early intervention is the key to a better life or prognosis. Autism is usually diagnosed around 18 months of age using a screening tool known as the CHAT or Checklist for Autism in Toddlers developed by Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

bermulanya ialah apabila anakku menjalani ujian pendengaran di Hospital Pulau Pinang pada 26 April 2010.

Oleh kerana masih belum mampu berkata-kata walau sepatah, sedangkan umur sudah mencecah empat tahun, kami mengesyaki dia ada masalah kurang pendengaran.

Pemeriksaan di Hospital Bukit Mertajam pada 13 April 2010 tidak menunjukkan keputusan yang konkrit, maka kes ini telah dirujuk ke Hospital Pulau Pinang.

Setelah menjalani ujian di Hospital Pulau Pinang, doktor mengesahkan bahawa pendengaran anakku normal. Dia tidak memberi respons bukan kerana tidak mendengar, tetapi kerana masalah sikap.

Ada kemungkinan autisme.

Dan pembacaan perihal autisme bermula.