Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:44 CDT
9-year-old autistic child can feel her mother's emotions and read her thoughts.
© Khaleej Times
It could be a miracle that went unnoticed for a couple of years, say the parents of a nine-year-old autistic child who is showing an extraordinary ability to read her mother's mind.
Indian girl Nandana's parents said they noticed the "unusual coincidence" of her reactions to her mother's thoughts a few months ago. However, when they realised that it was more than a mere coincidence, they could recollect that the child had begun exhibiting the behaviour a couple of years back.
"We don't know how this is happening. But, she can feel my emotions and read my thoughts," said Nandana's mother, Sandhya.
"I used to feel strange when she would come to me and say the name of the food I was thinking of preparing for her. The same way, if my husband and I had decided to take her somewhere, she would know about it without being told about it and would start reacting to it."
Sandhya said the understanding power of the child, who was found to be autistic when she was one and a half years old, saw drastic changes in the last couple of years.
"Initially, it was very difficult for me to teach her even the concept of some objects. I had to really struggle to make her understand a cup is a cup. It took about a month for her to grasp it. But, these days it is very easy to make her learn something. She is good at Maths. But sometimes I feel when she does her class work it is because I am thinking about it that she is able to do it so fast."