As parents to Autistic spectrum disorder afflicted children, you might have spent many sleepless nights thinking about their future. Subjecting to therapies would yield desired results but you can hasten the outcome of remedial processes by simple interventions at home.
Autistic children respond positively to appreciations. Praises uplift their moods. Specifically pinpoint the behavioural aspects that are good in children. Reward positive behavioural traits with gifts like additional time to play.Love your children passionately.
Autistic children like consistency. You need to guide and interact with them on a fixed pattern. This would inspire children to practice the therapeutic recommendations.
You will see marked improvement in the adoption of newer skills and positive behavioural changes. Align the instructions of therapists strategically with children’s response mechanism and you will find them intuitively apply learning in various situations.
Autistic children will find motivation for following the therapy recommendations if they find them fun to do. Children would become cloistered and reticent if the activities feel like burden to do.
Your child may be slow to react to the various therapeutic techniques or treatment mechanisms. You may also be experimenting with various approaches in the bid to arrive at a technique that optimally suits your child. If your child is not responding favourably to them, don’t feel discouraged. Sustain the momentum of your efforts but never let your disappointment get reflected from your behaviour.
You may feel protective for your autistic kid. You want to shield him/ her from certain unpleasant situations that may be tough for them to take in their stride. You want to reduce the unpredictability quotient of their behaviours. You can reduce the vulnerability of children to certain situations by making them accompany you on errands such as while going out for shopping etc.
You should not feel embarrassed to seek support from professionals, or other families who experience the same kind of problem like you. In this manner, you will remain updated about the activities of others which may prove valuable in ministering to your children. Help groups are great ways to make your children socialize and better connect with world. Consider subscribing to a local autistic help group and make a trip on regular bases for best results.