“The mentally tough person tends to be sociable and outgoing; being able to remain calm and relaxed, they are competitive in many situations and have lower anxiety levels than others. With a high sense of self-belief and an unshakeable faith that they control their own destiny, these individuals can remain relatively unaffected by competition or adversity.”
My practice has increasingly involved working with both children and parents experiencing the effects of an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Experience indicates that Autism Spectrum Disorder this phenomenon is largely unrecognised and misunderstood. Early diagnosis, knowledge and practical management of this condition are essential.
Management components include behavioural awareness and modification in conjunction with specific learning strategies. This process should be integrated into an overall therapeutic intervention that is both sensitive to the needs of the person and their carers.
Many people experiencing ASD’s have been largely stigmatized and/or ostracised, a reappraisal of the occurrence and effect of ASD’s should result in a far more positive and progressive outcome for those affected.