A Little Explanation Never Hurt Anyone

One of the biggest obstacles I have with working amongst nuero-typicals is the way they give out directions.  Yesterday I was given a task from my boss that I didn’t understand so when I went to ask for assistance  he goes “ Do A, B, and C add those together and you get D as the total and then sent me away.  While these instructions would have been adequate to the average person for someone like myself it came across as nothing more than meaningless words.  One if I knew the answer I wouldn’t have bothered asking in the first place and two being a person with Autism I would have gained a fuller understanding of what the step by step methodology was to reach the final result. It is important to remember that each person learns differently and sometimes you need to modify a lesson to meet ones individual need. No one is too busy that they can’t take five minutes out of the day to teach someone the proper way of doing something. A little clarification never hurt any one.  It is better to make sure you get a whole understanding of something before making a mistake and having to start something all over again.

Thank you for reading!

Autistic Female

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sarah beal
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 15:56:20

    I agree. A small amount of time is ALL it would of taken to explain correctly.

    It reminds me that sometimes I have to slow down sometimes too and explain things better to my daughter sometimes. Thank you. 🙂

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