Verbal vs. Non-Verbal Communication

This is an interesting article that helps me understand why I worry so much, something I’ve heard is inherent with Asperger’s Syndrome.  If my social skills aren’t that great, and I fail to pick up on social cues, this article gives insight about why I analyze so much!

Worry is a sign of intelligence

Binaural Beats for Asperger’s

I read from a woman in the UK, on her blog, that binaural beats can help with Asperger’s.  If you’d like to read her article about what things she does to reduce anxiety and help with sensory overload, you can check her blog post here.

Here is a sample of some binaural beats you can try.  Different frequencies help alter the state of your brain waves.  So in the instance of too much going on in your mind, the below YouTube video would assist in bringing your brain waves down just slightly so you can function better.  The video is for 12-14 Hz, which is specifically for putting your brain waves in a calmer Beta wave (I think! 🙂 )  I’m still experimenting with it, but thought I’d share.  These aren’t just for people with autism though.  Anybody can use these to help with different things, like insomnia or to help focus.  Here is a brief overview of what binaural beats are and how they can help.

What it feels like being in public and having Asperger’s

If you have Autism, Asperger’s, or high functioning autism, you will probably relate to this video.  It made me anxious just listening to it!  While the visual part is not exactly how it is for me, this is definitely how I feel.  Trying to hear people talk that are standing right next to me is almost impossible.  And just like this person said, it all depends on how I’m feeling that day.

A Video List of Asperger’s Traits in Females

Sometimes life goes in directions that makes me forget or “put-away” that I have Asperger’s.  I not only struggle with Asperger’s, but I also struggle with the list of traits.  Some of these in the video below make me wonder… doesn’t everybody have issues with this stuff in this culture?  It seems I hear more all the time that people are struggling with isolation, depression, and etc.  I am in Women’s Studies, and the main running theme in subjects is the system we live.  It begs me to wonder, am I Aspie because this is how I reacted to the system, just like normal people who recognize the system for what it is?  Or am I Aspie because there is something very different with my brain and it would be so in any culture?