For ASDers: Which types/parts of communication are hardest?

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Which part(s)/type(s) of communication do you have the most difficulty understanding?
Words (speech) 16%  16%  [ 7 ]
Words (writing) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Words (all types) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nonverbals (auditory -- tone of voice and "prosody" type things) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nonverbals (visual -- facial expressions, body language, movement, gestures) 18%  18%  [ 8 ]
Nonverbals (all types) 16%  16%  [ 7 ]
Words (speech) + Nonverbals (auditory) 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
Words (speech) + Nonverbals (visual) 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Words (speech) + Nonverbals (all types) 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
Words (writing) + Nonverbals (auditory) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Words (writing) + Nonverbals (visual) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Words (writing) + Nonverbals (all types) 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Words (all types) + Nonverbals (auditory) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Words (all types) + Nonverbals (visual) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Words (all types) + Nonverbals (all types) 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
None of the above / Other 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
You have too many poll options 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
Your poll makes no sense 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 45

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03 Jun 2013, 7:12 pm

Just a poll.

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14 Jul 2013, 10:55 pm

I have really low vision & also a brain processing problem with visional stuff( I could be looking directly at something that I am visually well capable of seeing & my brain may not register it. So visual communication is defiantly the one I have the most problem with but I tell people I'm borderline legally blind so they shouldn't expect me to pick up on any visual communication.


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14 Jul 2013, 11:29 pm

I basically understand all types of communication, but I have real trouble processing both nonverbal auditory and nonverbals visual at the same time. I find that if I am not part of the group having a conversation, I understand much better/easier than if I'm supposed to contribute to the conversation as well.
I often 'loose' myself in a conversation because I sit trying to figure out whe they meant by that sentance or that reply, and miss bits and pieces, which is quite annoying. Sometimes I spend hours after a conversation trying to figure out if I interpreted things correctly, sometimes even to the point of texting/emailing to chech that I parsed the information correctly.
As far as the written word, that is by far my communication-method of choice, words are often less ambigous on paper because (in my experience) people are more aware of how much information is lost without their tone of voice and gestures. Which, as evident, I am not a champ at.



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18 Jul 2013, 8:23 pm

words (speech), sometimes I don't understand what is being said to me and I have to wait a little bit to process it.



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19 Jul 2013, 10:43 pm

I don't like taking in information through hearing (speech). Sometimes it's fine but other times it can be confusing and stressful. I would much rather read.