5 Professional Identity a book and finding himself in trouble due to how much he read. The boy in my class loves computer games, especially the repetitive Minecraft. When either would be in trouble or have a moment of stress, our school (Asperger’s was not common when I was younger, or at least my small town never heard of it) would isolate my friend allowing the children to beat him and the school I work for now would alienate the child in my class. My goal in working with traumatized and children considered on the Spectrum would be to not only work with the child but to also educate thoroughly family and schools about proper conduct when being part of a trauma victim or Autism Spectrum Disorder child’s life. I believe and have observed that there is a stigma to both which does not seem fair as victims and Spectrum Disorder children go on to have fulfilled functioning lives in society. Instead of alienating and isolating these children my hope is to integrate them. Educate everyone involved with the child on the circumstance and allow someone to calmly approach when a child is under anxiety or stress. Allow the child a moment away from the stressor, but I believe he should never be placed in a corner alone or in a room of adults not speaking. In order to function in society later in life the child must develop coping skills and be exposed to situations where he might be uncomfortable or a distraction. However if we work to end the stigma of trauma and disorders we can show everyone that these children are normal members of society. Everyone has, in my opinion, something a bit off with them be it a disorder of some form; therefore, I hope to educate and convince that the child who is traumatized or has a Spectrum Disorder is no different than anyone else.
- Spring '14