Family Therapist Roseann Bennett Writes Article About Autism Misconceptions

Family therapist Roseann Bennett says there is a lot of bad information out there about autism. She released an article on April 2nd, 2018, about autism. This date was World Autism Awareness Day and she wanted to take the opportunity to help people become more informed about autism. Bennett believes being educated about this disorder is important for everyone whether they come into people with it on a daily basis or just need to be more respectful of people who are autistic.

She founded the Center for Assessment and Treatment with her husband Todd, Roseann’s mission was to bridge the gap between in-home therapy and outpatient therapy.

First, Roseann Bennett wrote that every case of autism is different. Just because you have met one person with autism doesn’t mean you know how all other people with autism are. There is a spectrum of behaviors associated with autism which results in some people being high-functioning autistic people and other people having more of the “classic” symptoms of this disorder. See Related Link for additional information.

Roseann Bennett wrote that someone doesn’t become autistic because of bad parenting. Early on researchers thought that was the case and that parents not engaging with their children resulted in autism. This idea was long ago debunked. Things that have been shown to cause autism include metabolic issues, brain abnormalities, infections, a mother ingesting certain substances while pregnant, and genetic abnormalities.

The sooner a child is identified as having autism the better. Roseann Bennett wrote that this doesn’t result in a better chance of being “cured” of autism, though. What it does mean is that they will can be taught learning and communication skills at an earlier age. This can result in fewer behavioral issues and a better ability to adapt to situations. Also, parents will know that they need to encourage social interest from an earlier age and make that one of their focuses.

Moreover, In an article with Medical Daily Times entitled “Roseann Bennett, LFMT, Mental Health Awareness Week Spotlight”, licensed therapist Roseann Bennett offers quicks tips to keeping your Mental health in-check; tips people can use to stay on track with their well-being – both in and out of the workplace.


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