Nonverbal communication dating
With Asperger's (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA), one or more of these skills are not fully developed, so children on the autism spectrum ‘overload’ their working memory and don’t take into account all of the various information required for natural social interaction.Good communication is the foundation of any successful relationship – and nonverbal communication speaks the loudest (e.g., facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, tone of voice, etc.).And don’t be surprised if, at times, you child feels as though you are speaking a foreign language, because nonverbal communication is indeed foreign to AS and HFA kids.
Eye contact is also important in maintaining the flow of conversation and for evaluating the other person’s response. The human face is extremely expressive and able to convey numerous emotions without saying a word.
By showing their most unprotected area and sensitive vital organs to you, your date is communicating trust.
If they’re face down, you have seven years bad luck.
The ability to understand and use nonverbal communication is a powerful tool that can help children connect with others, express what they really mean, and build better relationships.
Since nonverbal communication does not come naturally to AS and HFA children, it must be taught.