Case Study 1
Everything is literal for my daughter, Krista. When she was 5, I said that she had “rats” in her hair. she began screaming, “Get them out”, I explained that people say that when you have knots in your hair. A few days later she asked me to get the knots outs of her hair, but one knot was really bad. When I told her I couldn’t get the knot out, she informed me that the knot must be “double knotted”
When she was 8, my husband said, “I have a backache”. She began to argue with him, informing him that he didn’t have a backache. The argument was getting pretty heated, so I asked my husband to stop and see what she meant. I asked her why she thought Dad didn’t have a backache. She grabbed his hands and said, “Look, there is nothing in his hands!” To her “to have” meant that your hands had to be holding an object. She didn’t understand a more abstract meaning of “have”, where your body could possess something such as a backache.
Moments like these continued, even though she is now 15. She was visiting a friend and was told to come home at 6:30 PM The rest of the family got home at 7 :00 and she wasn’t there. When we asked her about it she said, “But I did come home at 6:30! Then I went back”
(Hardman, Drew, Winston 2014. p.274)
What type of ASD does Krista demonstrates? Explain the characteristics related to this type of ASD?
At least one page (3 paragraphs), use APA