Our friends with autism often interpret words very literally – a characteristic that can lead to MAJOR miscommunication issues. For example, a teen had a meltdown in public because he could not find any of his favorite food (ham) in his “hamburger!” Click on this Seesmic VODcast for more examples of language mix-ups. If you are getting this update via e-mail or podcast, click on our website http://FAQautism.com. Feel free to send us examples of literal language interpretation from your life.
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