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Sensory Sensitivities -Taste Chemical receptors in the tongue tell us about different tastes - sweet, sour, spicy and so on. People with an ASD may experience the following differences. Hypo Likes very spicy foods. Eats everything - soil, grass, Play-dough. This is known as pica. Hyper
Sensory Sensitivities - Touch Touch is important for social development. It helps us to assess the environment we are in (is an object hot or cold?) and react accordingly. It also allows us to feel pain. People with an ASD may experience the following differences. Hypo Holds others tightly - needs to do so before there is a sensation of having applied any pressure. Has a high pain threshold. May self-harm. Enjoys heavy objects (eg, weighted blankets) on top of them.
Cure From Black Magic, Jinn & Illness By Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah In recent times, people distressed with ailments - internal and external - have resorted to people who cure through ta'weez and, in some cases, through the agency of jinn (or mu'akkal as some call it). I do not intend to go into the depth of the evils that lie within this institution, but would sincerely request readers to take note of the following points with a fair mind and without being biased so that we may be saved from the deceit of Shaytan which is hidden in the form of pious saintly people who claim to have supernatural powers to cure illnesses and solve problems. 1. Illnesses, problems, calamities, quarrels are natural for humans, and one should look for remedy and solution through lawful means. One should not, without any endeavour, assume the problem or illness to be through black magic or an outside effect. Refer to the doctors and have it treated.
Spiritual Illnesses by Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh A human has two aspects to his life: physical and spiritual. The physical aspect is related to the body and the spiritual aspect is related to the soul. Both aspects are vulnerable to illnesses. Just as the body can suffer from physical ailments such as cancer, TB, fever, headache, etc., the soul can also suffer from spiritual illnesses, such as riyā (ostentation), takabbur (pride and arrogance), hasad (jealousy), lack of sabr (patience), lack of shukr (gratitude), love for fame and wealth, etc. Both aspects are very important for us because just as physical health is important in order to ensure an enjoyable life, similarly, spiritual health is also vital to secure a peaceful mind and a heart full of contentment. In fact, spiritual health is far more important because the everlasting success in the Hereafter depends solely upon it. However, the concern shown towards the two is very different. When we are afflicted with a physical illness, we will have great concern. However, when it comes to spiritual illnesses, no concern whatsoever is shown. Whereas, in reality, more concern should be shown for our spiritual health for the following reasons: 1. To treat a physical illness is sunnah; whereas, to treat a spiritual illness is necessary. 2. If a person bears a physical illness with patience it is a means of expiation for his sins; whereas, spiritual illnesses lead to good deeds being washed away.
Sensory Sensitivities Sound This is the most commonly recognised form of sensory impairment. Hearing impairments can affect someone's ability to communicate and possibly also their balance. People with an ASD may experience the following differences. Hypo May only hear sounds in one ear, the other ear having only partial hearing or none at all. May not acknowledge particular sounds. Might enjoy crowded, noisy places or bang doors and objects.
The Infinite over the Finite [b]Say: "O my servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, for Allah forgives all sins, for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Az Zumar 39:53)[/i] The value of this ayah (verse) can be gauged by the response it solicited from Rasulullah (saw) who said, "This ayah (verse) is so beloved to me that if I were to be given the entire universe in exchange for it, it will not please me more."
posted by Taalibah
on 8th May 2014
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Sensory sensitivities Sight Situated in the retina of the eye and activated by light, our sight helps us to define objects, people, colours, contrast and spatial boundaries. People with an ASD may experience the following differences. Hypo (under-sensitive) Objects appear quite dark, or lose some of their features. Central vision is blurred but peripheral vision quite sharp.
Sensory Sensitivities Many people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty processing everyday sensory information such as sounds, sights and smells. This is usually called having sensory integration difficulties, or sensory sensitivity. It can have a profound effect on a person's life. Here, we look at: How our senses work Our central nervous system (brain) processes all the sensory information we receive and helps us to organise, prioritise and understand the information. We then respond through thoughts, feelings, motor responses (behaviour) or a combination of these.
Tackling autism in the Middle East Treatment for autism in the region has progressed, but lack of awareness and support services remains a challenge. Doha, Qatar - In many ways, it resembles a normal classroom - teachers, students, and all the materials you would expect at a school. Subjects include music and physical education, with some students studying additional topics such as computer science and Islamic law. But this classroom is somewhat different. Class sizes are smaller, with one teacher for every two students. The students themselves are a bit different, too. Children at the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs in Qatar have autism, a developmental disorder characterised by various abnormal behaviours. "A lot of professionals say 'an autistic child'. Here, we say a 'child with autism'," said Abdullah Itani, a trainer at the centre. "The child comes first."
posted by Taalibah
on 16th April 2014
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I was diagnosed with autism as an adult it's not just children who are affected Johnny Dean Adult autism is little understood and often goes undiagnosed. On World Autism Awareness Day the government's new strategy needs to tackle this. In 2009, MP Cheryl Gillan put forward a bill in parliament. The idea behind it was to ensure more support was available for adults with autistic conditions. Up to this point, children and their families were being given help, but children grow up. Even autistic children. What then? That same year the Autism Act became a reality, and I was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. I was 38 years old. As a child of the 70s, autism was practically unheard of. Any withdrawn or "difficult" behaviour on my part was generally seen as naughtiness. My lack of people skills was put down to me being antisocial, mean, or aloof. There must be a multitude of adults out there who have some form of autism but remain undiagnosed. Confused, isolated and quite often suicidal. I know, because for much of my life that is how I felt.
posted by Taalibah
on 7th April 2014
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