Lack of imagination in Autism is not always what you may think
What do you think of when you think of imagination? Do you think of children making up games, people writing fiction stories, or perhaps role play? It is true that all of these, and so much more, require imagination yet imagination is so much more than just forming new ideas and being creative.
Many autistic children (and adults) struggle with a special type of imagination called social imagination.
Firstly let me explain what this is NOT:
1. It is NOT the ability to be creative.
In fact many people with autism are highly gifted artists or musicians and have unique and highly talented ways of presenting their ability.
If your child is diagnosed with autism it does NOT mean they will not be good at drawing, or be able to express themselves in creative ways.
2. It is NOT a lack of ability to play with toys or act out…
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