Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mommy | 2011-10-25



I was watching a film with my 8 yr old who has Aspergers.....during the film one of the scenes showed the guy looking at the croud around him....becoming further and further from him...blurring...making sounds without him hearing (you know like they show when some one is going to faint)...he said that he often feels like that.

He tried to explain it by saying if sometimes he looks at people they become smaller and smaller, even the kids on the playground becomes smaller and he looks like a giant....he says they become as small as ants! I was so surprised! I asked him if this doesn''t make him scared, he says no because he is use to it...was like this since he was born?He went on telling me that when this happens, it''s very difficult to look at people and that they then sometimes waves their hand infront of his face and say he must ''snap out of it''!Or call him to get his attention again....He says that when he shakes his head or blink a few times...they grow into the normal shape again.

But if it was like this since he was born, how does he know this is not like it''s suppose to be? He says he doesn''t think the problem is in his eyes, but in the way his brain interperate it....remarcable!

This makes me sad to think that we might be knowing so little of how our kids see and experience the world around them and then we still get upset if they struggle to cope!!!!

I don''t know what he is trying to explain to me? Could this be anxiety causing this?

Expert's Reply



This is really very interesting.Thank you for sharing it with us. Has your son ever had an EEG done to make sure that he does not have any kind of epilepsy? This is not due to anxiety.

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