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(Popular Science)   Researchers use THE MOST TERRIFYING ROBOT EVER to help autistic children interact socially. (with pic of THE MOST TERRIFYING ROBOT EVER)   (popsci.com) divider line 102
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2012-11-30 11:36:26 PM
imfallen_angel:The statement they made that I object to is "Yet autism is treatable".

It isn't... all the proper therapy, approaches and such to achieve getting get them to a certain point is a whole different thing and can only work IF the afflicted person has the capacity/potential to reach that goal. If the person isn't capable, no amount of these things will work... hence, these are NOT a treatment that "fixes" autism as they let on.

But hey, I guess you're an expert... what's your credentials? Mine are having two children afflicted with such ailments, an ex that's paranoid schizophrenic (and several other members of that side of the family also is), others that includes bi-polarism, I have 3+ years medical learning, in both general and psych. (working directly with both doctors and patients) + a few years assisting in the field of autism and other mental illness with various organizations and schools, without including the reading on all this that I've done for a good 20 years.

If we're comparing credentials, then for the record, Mrs. Kensey has a BA in psych with an MA in ABA, two years of working in an ABA program with kids of varying ages, plus similar lay experience to yours, and she considers autism to be a treatable condition.
 
2012-12-01 12:48:19 AM

Kensey: imfallen_angel:The statement they made that I object to is "Yet autism is treatable".

It isn't... all the proper therapy, approaches and such to achieve getting get them to a certain point is a whole different thing and can only work IF the afflicted person has the capacity/potential to reach that goal. If the person isn't capable, no amount of these things will work... hence, these are NOT a treatment that "fixes" autism as they let on.

But hey, I guess you're an expert... what's your credentials? Mine are having two children afflicted with such ailments, an ex that's paranoid schizophrenic (and several other members of that side of the family also is), others that includes bi-polarism, I have 3+ years medical learning, in both general and psych. (working directly with both doctors and patients) + a few years assisting in the field of autism and other mental illness with various organizations and schools, without including the reading on all this that I've done for a good 20 years.

If we're comparing credentials, then for the record, Mrs. Kensey has a BA in psych with an MA in ABA, two years of working in an ABA program with kids of varying ages, plus similar lay experience to yours, and she considers autism to be a treatable condition.


Well, I'm glad that some of you see autism as nothing more than a common cold.. good for you, just give the kid a robot instead of chicken soup and they'll straighten right up.

Seriously... this has been one of the worst autism threads of Fark that I've ever seen.
 
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