How can you help in the most simple yet effective way?
Learn about the key takeaways from our article on Autism around the world and how you can help your autistic child thrive, no matter your location!
Keep a structured environment
Plan the activities, lessons, and daily schedules as much as possible. Doing this will make the task more straightforward. Children with Autism feel more comfortable when they have a clear routine and structured approach to follow. These routines need to have minimum deviations.
Children will thrive with a predicted schedule. Each activity must be broken down and explained to them with set rules. Use a timer to strategize, understand, and efficiently utilize time.
Ease the communication
Practice primary and direct language as autistic children may not quickly understand abstract concepts. Often, they tend to take most things literally. By working in this area, it will help eliminate any complications or difficulty in understanding.
They also may not understand non-verbal cues like facial expressions and gestures easily. It’s imperative to keep the instructions simple, which should be broken down and given to them from time to time. So that they have enough time to process each step and respond, try to use visual aspects of information.
Encourage Social Interactions
Autistic children need help developing the knowledge and skills required for social interactions. So, try to build an environment that is comfortable to learn and practice social & communication skills. Include opportunities for peer interaction as well.
Keep a mindful approach
Treat these children a little more sensitively as they might take longer to respond; it’s best to give them extra time to process things at their pace. It is essential to be patient with your child to see actual results. So, be careful of any potential triggers which may cause extreme reactions to try to avoid them as much as possible.
Focus on building a positive learning environment that will help children battle any anxiety, stress, or behavioral issues caused due to disruptions in their routine and, in turn, will make them feel safe and comfortable.
Therapy sessions not only give hope and help to children with special needs but also empower and teach parents the right way to help. There are many options available such as ABA, The Play Project, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Art Therapy, and more.
For many, access to these is limited which is why online courses have become available. Meditourz has teamed up with an institution that offers a result-oriented course for the holistic development of these children.
This aims at transforming the kids to grow into independent adults and helps parents create the best possible environment at home with plain and simple methods. https://www.meditourz.com/online-courses-and-assessments
This online course is a home-based program, after which if the parent still thinks there can be a scope for improvement, they can apply for the initial evaluation, which is a tailor-made program for each child.
Find Community Online or In Person
Most communities offer support groups for families of Autistic children. Reach out to your local community in places such as libraries, churches, and doctor’s offices to see if one it in your area.
Likewise, there are many Facebook groups online for asking general questions and seeking support from family in the same situation. If you are looking for more one on one support, The Mom Kind offers autism parent coaching sessions online on, https://www.themomkind.com/autism-parent-coaching/
Autism Around The World
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