Shaun’s knowledge with Dr. Chambers proved one thing: this claim everyone obstructs seeing that he is incapable of empathy is baloney.

On The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 12, Shaun was able to get through to some degree to an autistic case resistant to his diagnosis because he sympathized in a non-standard way … and that wasn’t the only person he was able to empathize with.

Yet Shaun himself are concerns that he wouldn’t be able to understand his child’s feelings if Lea went through with the pregnancy.

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The project that Autistic people are capable of empathy is a particularly pernicious and ableist myth that most media desires to reinforce.

Studies show that the opposite is true. The majority of people with Autism over-empathize with others and become so overwhelmed that they been closed down, leading to the appearance of non-empathy.

Being able to predict the connection between social behaviour and sure-fire feelings is a bigger issue than not being able to empathize, for most real-life beings with Autism as well as for Shaun.

Shaun: What if my child has no friends? What if they’re picked on? Claire: This is not small-town Wyoming. The macrocosm has changed.Shaun: I have not changed. How can I know what my child is feeling? How can I comfort them? How can I has become a good papa?

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Yet Shaun’s biggest anxiety seemed to be not understanding his child’s feelings if the child were to be bullied or picked on in the future — an strange affirm surely because his concern that these things could happen expressed empathy.

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In additive, Shaun’s ability to connect with Dr. Chambers over Chambers’ beloved chocolate pot established a tier of empathy that his neurotypical colleagues may not have been able to achieve.

Shaun are caught up right away on the facts of the case that Chambers expended the jug to help himself calm down. He understood that Chambers’ anger at him was because he broke the mug. And he fastened it and created it to him, creating a real alliance point.

Chambers’ behavior was off-putting and most of Shaun’s colleagues couldn’t see past that. Shaun was able to recognize similarities to himself in Chambers, and that cause the difference.

If that isn’t rapport, I don’t know what is.

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Andrews’ reaction to Shaun suggesting an Autism diagnosis was irritating.

Andrews: What are you thinking? Shaun: You subsidized me.Andrews: Yes, because I don’t yell at citizens in front of cases. What you just did is the equivalent of looking at a blurry MRI and blurting out the patient has cancer.Shaun: Cancer can kill you.Andrews: Neither diagnosis impels patients excited.

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Andrews has never been fully cozy with Shaun’s Autism, so it isn’t surprising that he lapsed into ableism here too. But he’s wrong that “nobody is aroused to get an Autism diagnosis.”

I’m proud to be Autistic and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I please this had been addressed more amply; Shaun pointing out that there is not an equivalence between cancer and Autism might not have been enough to spawn the point.

Sometimes allow something like this go without further investigate improves spectators “ve been thinking about” it and make up their own sentiments. But it also can give the impression that one side is right when it may not be.

It’s too bad that Olivia left the building previously because this would have been a perfect time for her to point out that her uncle was making assumptions.

Enrique would have also been a good preference since he wants to change the world around him but he was busy telling Chambers not to be so damn disrespectful.

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Speaking of Enrique, his exit was random.

I don’t know what’s with the residents leaving all of a sudden, but Olivia’s decision to leave drew smell. She’d been struggling for a while with feeling like she wasn’t cut out for this and not craving Andrews to prop up what seemed to her to be a neglecting career.

Enrique seemed glad at his job, other than questioning whether Chambers was right about successful surgeons needing to be thick-skinned and insolent, and then out of the blue, he took a undertaking at Johns Hopkins.

If he’d ever even mentioned looking for this job before, I’ve forgotten it. I was surprised his storyline was coming to an end; he might as well have faded into thin air.

Elsewhere, it was no surprise whatsoever that Park has feelings for Morgan.

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Park and Morgan have been sniping at one another for YEARS in the way that people who eventually become devotees is often used to do on TV.

Their joke was always more ruffling than entertaining, but it was obvious to me that they were going to cross the line from hate to enjoy at some point.

Morgan, in conventional style, had to kick Park out but give him one-time sex first. Ugh,

Park, you missed the diagnosis. Resnik, you break-dance protocol. How about you both declare you were wrong and shut up?

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The best part of this irritating storyline was Lim telling them both to said shut up. THANK YOU!

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This tale was so annoying that it altogether overshadowed the dispute they were working on. That’s a pity because the medical storey was method more compelling.

I specially liked the concept of Oscar turning out NOT to be gaming the system for treats. It’s the opposite of what goes on on most primetime dramas if they address the opioid crisis at all.

And now for the elephant in the area: Lea and Shaun are having a baby.

I’m not a fan of this duo, so this doesn’t keep my interest as much as it otherwise might.

But I knew Lea wouldn’t go through with the abortion. Any marry are working with an unplanned gestation has incredulities. That has nothing to do with whether abortion is the right decision for them.

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I wish that The Good Doctor had spurned stereotypes now and outlined a realistic struggle with whether or not to have an abortion.

99.9% of the time, TV abortions get canceled at the last second. The only one I can think of off-hand that didn’t was on A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 6.

Many onlookers praised that escapade for its honest and original take on abortion. Too bad The Good Doctor didn’t go there too.

The trailer for The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 13 was strange, more, given that Shaun spent this whole hour talking about how stimulated he was to have a child … hitherto apparently now he has no feelings for the newborn because it’s still a glob of cadres at this point.

We’ll have to wait until the next installment auras to see what that’s all about. In the meantime, smacked the big, blue-blooded SHOW COMMENTS button and cause us know what you thought of The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 12.

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