Kyson loves emojis!
There are so many videos out there on Youtube with emojis. These videos have been very beneficial to him by recognizing the facial expression on someone. Hopefully one day we can get the feelings to go along with it.
Emojis on videos, emojis on text, even his picture schedule sometimes look like emojis. Emojis everywhere!
How are you?
Trying to teach him the feelings associated with the emoji have been difficult as there’s really no way I know how to teach him how to associate a feeling with a facial expression until he really is truly feeling it. Emojis have helped him recognize other’s emotions by their facial expression but then I don’t think he truly understands the feeling the person is having at the moment…for now.
Someone can be sad and he will say,
Or lately he’s been watching a video with pumpkin feelings, basically emojis. When he’s hungry Kyson will say,
Even still, the unattachment of facial expression to how one’s feeling is still a work in progress, but I must say he still loves watching his emojis!
I have to admit, it’s cute and I love taking photos of his own imitation of emoji faces. Just wanted to share a few I’ve gotten lately.
Can you guess the emojis? Yep, he even learned how to wink!
There’s this belief that people with autism lack empathy and cannot understand emotion. It’s true, many don’t show emotion in ways that people without autism would recognize but this thought that autistics generally lack empathy and cannot recognize feelings is wrong.
It just takes time, a lot of trial-and-error…and c’mon, he’s 5!
He does recognize some, he just doesn’t react to it how the (usual) would because well, we’re a bit unusual.
We’re off Emoji hunting until next time,