Most Children are born with some disorders which are characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. People with this disorders often demonstrate restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped interests or patterns of behavior.
It is everyday challenge and can eventually take a toll on overall health. Children with autism are often exposed to bullying which can cause them anxiety and affect them in various ways. Parents too find it challenging to understand their child’s behavior. It is not enough for autistic children to receive the right kind of treatment but also to have the right kind of support. For this, education about autism, its treatment, the way to handle the kids and learning about the condition is a must, especially for parents.
There are indications that instances of autism are on the rise, so this month is set aside to raise alarm on this disorders and also talk about how to prevent and to teach those who are already living with disorder to known how to train them.
Autism signs typically become clearly evident during early childhood, between 12 and 24 months of age. However, symptoms may also appear earlier or later.
1.Issues with communication, including difficulties sharing emotions, sharing interests, or maintaining a back and forth conversation
2.Issues with nonverbal communication, such as trouble maintaining eye contact or reading body language
3.Difficulties developing and maintaining relationships.
4.Repetitive movements, motions, or speech patterns
5.Rigid adherence to specific routines
There’s no single cause. Some of these cause include the following
1.Being old parents. 2.Genetic mutations. 3.Fragile x syndrome and other genetic disorders. 4.Low birth weight. 5.Metabolic imbalances. 6. Exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins. 7. History of viral infections .8. Fetal exposure to the medications.
1. Always keep them busy by playing with in order to known how to associate with others
Autistic children have a better chance of imbibing the required skills when parents actively participate.
Parenting a child with autism is quite challenging but parents’ involvement increases the consistency in assuring their child receives the right guidance and that guidance is better implemented even at home after the sessions.
It is essential because parents are also the ones who are more familiar with their child, who first observe the developmental issues.
1.Be consistent with your child. Constantly practice at home the same exercises or things he/she has learned during therapy or a counselling session.
2. Have a pre planned schedule for your child and work according to that. Autistic children perform way better when they are in a constant highly structured routine.
3. Appreciate your child when he/she performs well with an exercise. Positive reinforcement is a long way forward with these children.
4.Keep a safety zone in the house for your child to relax.
5. It is also very important to be observant of your child’s behavior, the triggers that affect them adversely, the things that they would enjoy, their strengths, weaknesses, etc.
6.As a parent, you must also know the best form of learning for your child. Most importantly, always research well and get an efficient therapist for your child. Do not delay in starting the necessary treatment.
7.Be it therapists or educationists, parents should honestly share their observations with them so that the professionals can accordingly tailor the program for the child.