The Wild Boy Not Talking
37 But he did remain Silent ,and could never tell of his wild life. And something of the wild was always in him. He loved pure Icy water and loved to drink it slowly while looking out of the window at the sky and the trees. The sound of a rising wind, or the sight of a whirling snowflakes or the sun bursting from behind a cloud still made him tremble with excitement and a wild joy.
First off drinking cold things is just heaven for us, It is probably related to our pain tolerance and I know for me just feeling the COOOOOOL go threw my body is great. It is feeling something inside our body. In fact we feel more of something like a cold water going down our throat than we do if we had a sore throat.
As for Talking,,,
Victor was so close to talking it was not funny. If things would have been just slightly different he would have talked. I'm sure if the good doctor knew of eye contact and the signals it was giving and allowed Victor time to think of a few things he could have talked. When we talk (humans in general) we have to convert daydream type of thoughts to words to be spoken. If you have ever described a daydream to some one this is the same idea. In a proper Autism School we would have to dedicate an entire segment of the school to talking. During that time we could fully explain dyslexia and stuttering and even correct these misplaced picture thoughts before they turned into issues. Keep in mind Autism is the building block thoughts of the mind and they have never been in a book before so there will be lots of 'Experts' claiming what I just wrote about is impossible, in their mind it is.
Normal Thinkers "talk" easily it has become just part of the human nature for most people but no one knows why we talk no one has ever seen the thought build that forms the words that allow us to talk. Autistic like me learned to talk by trial and error and we were often late talkers. Talking indeed has become automatic for us like it is for you but in order for that to happen, we need to learn some lack of eye contact autism thoughts first. We build on the work of Temple Grandin if we become really good communicators.
Note : If you seen the Movie Rain Man you know how the popular savant plays out in real life. That Stereotype has become the 'gold standard' for autism and of course most autistic people are not that lucky. Still like Victor above could not talk and Rain Man could not 'function' all they needed was the autism picture thoughts all figured out. Many of the very well healed autistic people in my anthropology do well by happenstance. When we compare notes and figure out what we did with our invisible lack of eye contact thought base it become obvious the picture thoughts we all learned in one form or another that make us "tic" today. As I say these picture thoughts are building blocks of the mind and will add a 1000 chapters to the psychology books -if- we were not the very retards being researched. Normal thinkers (researchers included) will continue to be asleep at the switch for a few more centuries yet. Rich Shull on the Blog Autism Pre Rain Man Autism
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