return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Inexperienced teachers, parents assume shy children are autistic

VietNamNet Bridge - Many students who are reticent by nature are considered autistic because of the attitudes of inexperienced teachers. 
VietNamNet Bridge - Many students who are reticent by nature are considered autistic because of the attitudes of inexperienced teachers. 

{keywords}


Le Trong Hieu in Go Vap district in HCM City said he received a call one day in the 2014-2015 academic year from his son’s teacher who asked him to come to the school. HIs son Le Trong Nhan at the time was a ninth grader at PTH Secondary School.

The teacher told the father that his son insisted that he not attend physical fitness lessons. During the lessons, Nhan did not do the exercises as requested by the teacher, but instead stood under a tree. 

The teacher also said Nhan only had a few friends and did not want to communicate with friends. 

The father was told that if he wanted his son to ‘pass’ the physical fitness subject, he should bring Nhan to hospital to have medical examination. 

Teachers and parents now tend to think their children are autistic just after seeing some of their ‘odd’ behavior. 

If doctors concluded that Nhan is autistic, or ‘CWD’ (child with disabilities), he would not have to take the subject.

However, the doctor who examined Nhan said the boy was just ‘shy’ and ‘reticent’, not autistic. His parents, teachers and friends need to respect his feelings and befriend him.

Hieu said he felt sad about the teacher’s advice and thought that his son was autistic. “My child is just shy. He is very good at all subjects, especially natural sciences,” he said.

The father said it took him a lot of time to persuade the son to go to hospital for health examinations, because the boy had tried to prove he was a ‘normal person’.

Nhan now is a 10th grader. He is brought to school in the morning by his father and returns home on bus at noon. He can help his parents do housework, but he remains uncommunicative.

Tham, his mother, said Huy is timid and likes standing behind the mother’s back. He can sit for hours watching wheels rotating. The boy is good at studies, but he does not have friends and he does not like participating in the class’s group activities.

Tham then tried to treat the boy with kindness and consideration, satisfying all of his requirements. As a result, Huy became very demanding. If his requirements could not be satisfied, he would harm himself.

Tham decided that her son suffered from autism and brought him to hospital.

A heathcare officer of a primary school in district 3 said teachers and parents now tend to think their children are autistic just after seeing some of their ‘odd’ behavior. It is as if autism is the ‘century’s disease’.

“It is a blunder to treat incommunicative and shy children as if they are autistic,” she said.

MORE NEWS

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES AUGUST 17

Cultural industry to contribute 10% of Hanoi’s GRDP by 2045

Authority warns of scam South Korea labour export programmes

The Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs have warned about scams targeting people who want to work in technical occupations in South Korea.

Textile firms call for favourable policies amid pessimistic prospects

With a pessimistic outlook for the second half of 2022, textile firms are calling for favourable governmental policies to turn their situation around.

Enterprises ignoring waste management to face penalty

Enterprises that are required to manage their waste and have yet to fulfill their payment obligations will be inspected, with a possible fine of up to VND2 billion for violations.

Favorable conditions pledged for Qatar’s funds, enterprises

Competent Vietnamese agencies are willing to create favorable conditions for Qatar’s investment funds and enterprises to seek investment opportunities in the country.

Woman posing for Tiktok video at Phu Quoc airport banned from flying for six months

The head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam Dinh Viet Thang has decided to issue a flight ban on a woman posing for a TikTok video at the Phu Quoc Airport tarmac for six months.

“1,000 public employees quitting jobs each month is inaccurate data”: HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Home Affairs says the information that 6,177 public employees quit their jobs in the first half of 2022 is incorrect. These are actually statistics from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

Gov't sets up six working groups to inspect disbursement of public investment capital

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has tasked six working groups to inspect disbursement of public investment capital in 41 ministries, state agencies and 18 localities where disbursement is below the national average rate of 34.47 percent as of July 31.

Vietnam to mobilise $360 billion for sustainable development targets

Vietnam needs to mobilise $360 billion for implementing its green and sustainable development targets by 2030.

Vietnam to make Apple Watch, MacBook for first time

Apple is in talks to make Apple Watches and MacBooks in Vietnam for the first time as the US tech giant looks to diversify production away from China, Nikkei Asia reported.

Japanese firm buys 35.1% stake at Vietnam’s power company

JERA Inc., a power generation company of Japan, has signed a deal to buy a 35.1% stake at Vietnam’s Gia Lai Electricity JSC (GEC) to tap the Southeast Asian nation's growing demand for electricity and further its own decarbonisation efforts.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam officially signs contract with Binh Dinh

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam has signed a three-year contract with Binh Dinh FC and is expected to play his first match for his new team in the V.League 1 this weekend.

Vietnam faces shortage of Protamine sulfate

The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) has sent a letter to provincial and municipal departments of health, hospitals and drug importers, asking them to supply information on stocks of Protamine sulfate.

Rampant use of “laughing balls” in HCM City’s Bui Vien pedestrian street

On the evening of August 13, VietNamNet observed many people on Bui vien pedestrian street in HCM City using so-called “laughing balls” which contain N2O gas which is only allowed to be traded and produced for use in industrial activities.

Axie Infinity to expand operations in Korea

Sky Mavis, the company that developed the Axie Infinity game, is looking to expand its operations in the Korean market, a co-founder of Sky Mavis said during the recent Korean Blockchain Week.
back_to_top