What if #autistic people *need* to “lose words” when we’re young? — Happy, Healthy Autist

An interesting thought came to mind while I was doing my morning exercise bike ride. I was on Twitter, and some folks were talking about how their kids “lost words” (i.e., became non-verbal) at such-and-such an age. Some of them “got their words back” when they were older, and then they had very advanced vocabularies. […]

via What if #autistic people *need* to “lose words” when we’re young? — Happy, Healthy Autist

2 thoughts on “What if #autistic people *need* to “lose words” when we’re young? — Happy, Healthy Autist

  1. In response to ‘what if we “need”. I propose, that any need Is discovered by a lack of having some necessary thing. In turn, it is the want for that thing that causes us to recognize it when it presents itself for discovery.

    Occasioned by an awkward encounter; a realization, that our first naive transparencies are a betrayal of a secret that we did not know. I did not know, because nobody ever told me. Who would ever guess that some unspoken etiquette of exchange was not common to all.

    Who would guess, that, to a color-blind soul, the sky he calls blue is really red to all but only a few.

    No, it is the first discovery of nakedness that sets that soul on discovery of a suitable covering, a cloak of refuge, in preparation of that next unpredictable encounter. What better safety than the knowledge of control; the power of words.

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