Note – All of People on the Autism Spectrum are Different this is topics that may relate to some people on the spectrum
Some people on Autism Spectrum have Auditory Agnosias as apart of their Autism this means they “hear” but don’t process with meaning, my Mum thought I was deaf as a child but is was to do with Auditory Processing.
I hope this helps others
1. A person Repeating sounds (DVDs, TV shows, Music etc) Phonic play, sensory play could be to do with this repeating sounds over and over to try to gain meaning, context and understanding.
2. May not respond when long litanies of verbal information is said to them – They have heard a lot of “sounds” rather than words and this may mean that you need to break down the information into smaller chunks.
3. Jumps at sounds in environment – If they don’t understand the origins of the sound tell them (using their communication profile) what is and where it is coming from.
4. Making up their own words for things, people, objects etc (pattern, theme and feel D.Williams) – If you live in world where language is jumbled to a high degree it would make sense that they may have their own words for things – I remember one person on the spectrum would call a type of biscuit “Maky” and a Yogurt “Yoshoo” some may replicate feelings of joy by making noises to reflect that (something that I still do when I stim).
By Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014