Autism has mainly historically been viewed as a behavioral disorder and a social disorder, in the therapeutics world. However, the perspective of a sensory-motor disorder is a game changer.
What if your child was internally very well behaved in terms of how they think and feel toward others? What if they could teach the world a powerful lesson in social skills?
When you begin to recognize autism as a primarily sensory-motor disorder, in terms of therapeutics, you will begin to see just how much we have to learn from our kids.
Apraxia is a motor disorder where an individual has difficulty with the motor planning required to perform tasks or movements when asked or when intended.
Think about that.
If you are not able to control your body, and the right words or actions don't come out...
Is it fair to assume the behavior or social skills we see is what your child intends to say and do? Is what we see their internal truth?
The answer is no.
What does a sensory-motor perspective teach us?
There is SO MUCH MORE INSIDE our kids than they are able to show us.
What we see is different from what they intend us to see.
The mind gets hijacked by the body.
What can we do?
Focus on purposeful movements.
Utilize prompts to help them gain control over their body.
Speak to them age-respectfully.
Feed their brain knowledge that respects their age.
Speak to the brain differently (feed knowledge) from how you speak to the body (break movements into smaller steps).
How can I learn more in depth ways to embody this knowledge?
First, Sprout New Awareness with 9 Mindsets, including Brain-Body.
Next, Grow Your Everyday Actions with 9 Guiding Principles, including Coach The Motor.
This will lead you to Flourish into a Life Reimagined.