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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How can an adult improve their motor skills?

Posted: 02 Aug 2022, 9:36 pm 

Replies: 11
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I was going to suggest OT but I see you've tried that. People have made great suggestions but here are a few extra ideas. You seem to mention fine motor and gross motor so I'll swing at everything: -A Neurological workup (EMG, EEG etc) to rule out any underlying conditions -A Rheumatology exam for ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How can an adult improve their motor skills?

Posted: 02 Aug 2022, 9:26 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 506


There are a bazillion exercises you could do, depending on your goals--such as strength, range of motion, mobility, balance and coordination, and probably a few others I can't think of since I'm not an OT. It also depends on exactly which body part(s) you really want to target. Are you concerned ab...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How can an adult improve their motor skills?

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 8:52 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 506


I only found out about autism as an adult so I never had any intervention as a child. A few years ago I saw an occupational therapist specifically for help with fine motor skills. She observed me as I tied my shoes, manipulated small objects and some other tasks. She said I was fine. But I'm not fin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Finding it difficult to make friends at uni, any ideas?

Posted: 15 Oct 2021, 8:31 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,808


I met my college friends in extracurricular clubs. Suprisingly clubs that weren't at all related to my major. Not sororities, I never liked the idea of them. I also met some people I hung with a few times just because we lived in the same dorm and saw each other around. I don't know if things are di...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:29 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


The Japanese smile when they're angry, and laugh when they're nervous. Seems quite cultural to me. I don't remember people smiling much at me in London. Those sods. Here's a popular British Youtuber(idk if from London) saying he was at a bus stop (so not a small city) and a random man to told him &...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:29 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


It's no secret to NTs that smiles can be fake. It's interesting they still place so much importance on smiling. Again this is cultural/situational and individual. If you become familiar with a person smiling you learn to identify the subtle nuances that dictate whether the smile is genuine or wheth...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 2:26 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


Wearing face masks is one of the essential means to prevent the transmission of certain respiratory diseases such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although acceptance of such masks is increasing in the Western hemisphere, many people feel that social interaction is affected by wearing a mask...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 2:23 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


It's no secret to NTs that smiles can be fake. It's interesting they still place so much importance on smiling. Again this is cultural/situational and individual. If you become familiar with a person smiling you learn to identify the subtle nuances that dictate whether the smile is genuine or wheth...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


A lot of Antiva protesters will hold signs that say something about needing to see smiles again. Especially angry Karen moms who think their school kids are "suffering" because of it. I was unaware of this. They sound like outliers to me. All the NTs I've observed have seem unbothered by ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


I'm on the opposite side of the spectrum as face-blindness; Sometimes I can't stand looking at people's faces because there's just too much information there, for me. Facemasks do hide some information but not enough to hide smiles usually unless it's just a very slight smile. The biggest tell is t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 8:03 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


This is why I don't believe those ''mind in the eyes'' tests are an accurate way to test how well you can read facial expressions, because although the muscles around the eyes tell a lot about emotion, you still can't be 100% sure without the whole face present. All I see in those tests is just a p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 10 Oct 2021, 6:55 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


[color=black]A smile is imposed on others, not something people value for themselves. How many times have you been told to smile by someone wearing a scowl?[y/color] This is true especially when men tell me to smile. But it's possible the person started scowling because I committed a faux pas by no...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How have NTs survived with their smiles covered behind masks

Posted: 09 Oct 2021, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,523


If this has been asked before, sorry, please share the link. Is anyone else surprised NTs have survived the pandemic with their precious smiles covered behind face masks? NTs always make such a big deal out of smiles, I'm honestly shocked they didn't go crazy without seeing smiles during the pandemi...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I attract people with learning difficulties/lower IQ

Posted: 09 Oct 2021, 3:13 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 5,753


At first I thought this was about romance, but after re-reading it seems to be more general. Well I'll answer from a romance perspective. I've noticed the few guys who seemed interested in me seem to be "low IQ." I've noticed this since around high school. I'm not sure what my IQ is but I'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: There’s Something Terribly Wrong with my Memory

Posted: 15 May 2019, 1:29 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 505


But you have to remember to write the note, and remember to check it... No seriously, I agree, I'm doing better with work appointments since I've discovered how to use the electronic calendar with the automatic reminders. So it's only when I walk away from the computer and forget to carry my my pho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: There’s Something Terribly Wrong with my Memory

Posted: 15 May 2019, 1:28 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 505


I have strange kinds of memory problems. As a child, I would often space out staring out the window while riding. My guardians would ask what I was thinking about, and I would honestly tell them "I forgot." Sometimes I didn't and it was too chaotic a style of thought to be able to effecti...
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