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Power Rangers – Memories of Childhood – Autism, Echolalia, Echopraxia, Echomimia & Fond Memories

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From 1993- 1996 I watched and experienced the first four seasons of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (footage was adapted from the long running Japanese Sentai Series) which was on GMTV in the United Kingdom for me this was a sensory experience and was very entertaining for me to watch and enjoy as a youngster.

Rita & her Minions - Goldar, Finster, Squatt & Baboo

Rita & her Minions – Goldar, Finster, Squatt & Baboo

 

 

Megazord  & Mega Sword

Megazord & Mega Sword

“Seeing” & Hearing” In Bits & Pieces & Enjoying The Sensory Ride 

Being meaning deaf and meaning blind (seeing and hearing in fragments) – These bunch of unique characters where colourful, over the top and fun to watch and listen too the viewing time was 20 mins approx ( in which the Power Rangers would always win only if there was a story with more than part).

Echolalia, Echopraxia & Echomimia 

Yes with the advent of VHS I had two episodes which are my favorites to this day “I, Eye Guy” & “For Whom The Bell Trolls” – I would copy the movements and sounds of the characters in particular when Rita threw her wand down to earth and the Zords battling the monsters and it would be 40 minutes of fun for me.

 

Make My Monster Grow!

Megazord Formation

 

Conclusion

I’m pleased to say that I have seasons the first four seasons on DVD and these bring back fond memories of my childhood, even though I have pointed out during this blog developmental aspects of my Autism it was never the less a enjoyable experience for me to have.

 

 

 

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Author: Paul Isaacs

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem. At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems. As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family. A local autism organisation put Paul in touch with an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Autism at 24 years old. In 2012 Paul was also diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome by an Irlen Consultant who confirmed that he also had face, object and meaning blindness – conditions which Paul describes eloquently in his speeches and training sessions. He also has dyslexia, dyscalculia and also a dissociative disorder. Having started working as an local autism organisation as a public speaker in 2010, Paul joined their mission to promote autism awareness. His hope is that others will not have to suffer as he did. Now also a core member of our Training Team, Paul continues to enhance true understanding of autism at every opportunity. Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society. Apart from autism related blogs Paul also write about movies, fashion, art and anything that is of interest. As of August 2015 Paul now works as a freelance speaker, training and consultant in and around the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire area. If you are interested please contact him via email at staypuft12@yahoo.co.uk

2 thoughts on “Power Rangers – Memories of Childhood – Autism, Echolalia, Echopraxia, Echomimia & Fond Memories

  1. I had the same VHS videos as you and I loved watching them as well. I liked the theme tune, and I thought the characters actually had a lot of personality, some episodes had one or two characters having to save the day by themselves. Glad someone else enjoyed this as much as I did 🙂

  2. Oh yeah and the Puttys, I always thought they were funny with their weird ‘Lululu!’ sounds they made

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