Originally posted by aspiechick
There would be no need to use "tactical ignoring" practices if some of this behavior was not attention seeking, which is RECOMMENDED by many in the
field for Aspergers & other childhood disorders, but to me is a cheap pseudo-psychology tactic. They are simply not getting enough of the right kind
of attention & guidance. Some parents expect children to raise themselves so they think it's ok to have big families they can't even afford & when
they act out it's time to give them meds or play stupid reverse psychology games w/ them & then the kid has issues all their life because they didn't
receive parenting. I don't agree with the tactic but it's THE REALITY. It only makes the kid worse... needing more meds.
Look up what "tactical ignoring" is if you think you know so much about aspergers & why it is so upheld for their ATTENTION SEEKING BEHAVIOR. The
simple fact of the matter is that in MANY childhood disorders, they're simply seeking attention because people often don't want to raise their own
kids. They expect the TV, school system or a therapist to do it for them who are all too eager to test meds on them because they get kick backs from
Furthermore! because of the over diagnosis of Autism thought to be "mild autism" or Aspergers... Aspergers was given it's own separate diagnosis in
the 1994 DSM-IV because too many cases of Aspergers was being charged to insurance as Autism, which I have said before and I will say it again IS A
Unfortunately that was not enough to get people who diagnose their own children based on webpages & personality test scores from bringing their kids
in & getting a diagnosis from a doctor who just wants to shove meds down their throat. SO, in 2011 the DSM-V made it to where you had to have all 3
of the criteria for being Autistic & eliminated a diagnosis for Aspergers altogether as an Autism spectrum disorder. I don't care how many people say
it's Autism, it's not the same thing, but big pharma still pushes it across the web. They're not DUMB. They know how many NET DOCTORS are out
And to you people who think the severe disorder of Autism is being shy, introverted or "in your own world"... you're buying into the web craze & you
are COMPLETELY misunderstanding the entire criteria.That's not what is meant by being "in your own world" They are DISCONNECTED. UNABLE to respond
These webpages are there so you'll think your "shy" or "quiet" child MUST be Autistic, right?
Hell, they've got GROWN ADULTS all of the sudden thinking they might be Autistic even if they hit every development bench mark on time, they will put
them on meds as well!
Autism is diagnosed very early in life, because it is a DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER
Autism is HARD to overlook!
These kids *often* can't SPEAK, can't WALK, can't even look you in the eye. A lot of them are thought to be deaf or retarded. The first thing they do
is put them through hearing tests because THAT is what they mean by "in your own little world" They can't ACKNOWLEDGE their own parents. They have a
severe brain disorder. They are *NOT* just "wired different" or "introverts"
Introvert a& extrovert is just a broad personality description which has NOTHING to do with Autism. It's not a matter of mere personality types. It's
a severely debilitating disorder & a lot of these kids are actually very social once they find a path for that kid to communicate... a lot of time
with pictures or something like that.
They can be extroverts OR introverts. It's got nothing to do with personality, but with FUNCTIONING.
If a child gets up to the age of 5 & has hit the development benchmarks in reasonable time, then it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY that person will EVER truly fit
the criteria of Autism.
This is another part of the reason they have had to separate it & separate it some more & they KEEP having to re-establish these separate guidelines
because psychologists STILL find ways to get around it. It's a hell of a lot easier for you to get an insurance company to pay for your child being
seen by specialists if they have Autism, then if they have something like Aspergers.
By law, a doctor can claim an older child or adult has aspergers, but they cannot make the same claim with Autism because it's kind of hard to miss
something that damn severe, regardless of which end of the spectrum it's on.
You can read for YOURSELF that there is a list of severe symptoms that must be met & it is directly due to the over diagnosis issue & all the people
thinking their child has Autism because they read a webpage.
If it happens, you are likely dealing with a case of FRAUD, which happens all the time in the medical & psychiatric field to obtain more revenue.
As for Aspergers in children, YEAH... a lot of it is mere attention seeking behavior because that's what children DO & parents of today often do not
want to take the time to give a child the positive attention they NEED & keep them IN LINE.
edit on 24-1-2013 by NotAnAspie because: (no reason given)