Learning how to work closely with parents of children with special educational needs and fostering a positive relationship with them is essential. In fact, it can be as important as learning how to support the child. Here are five strategies to help you establish a trusting and collaborative relationship with parents…
Posts Tagged ‘ASD’
Being a kid with autism is hard. Autistic kids have real struggles. Most of the time, they are bombarded with both verbal and body language messages that they are less than their “normal” counterparts. People around them tell them how lazy, bad, or unmotivated they are.
When they see their peers achieving their goals and they cannot even if they do their best, it might negatively affect their self-esteem. As a parent, there are lots of amazing ways that you can use to nurture self-esteem in kids with autism. The ideas that we are going to discuss are not only simple but also powerful. Let’s get started!
As people grow older, especially parents, they begin to think about the future, and how their children will be provided for after they’re gone. For parents of children without developmental disabilities, this is easier, as those children can typically provide for themselves.
Art can contribute to so many aspects of development. In the case of Autism, playful and projective activities are directly associated with positive dynamics of subjective development in these children and young people. It is important that the professional is trained to work with children who have this type of condition, to provide the best direction of care. Art can be a valuable tool for interventions with autistic children, because it is a fundamental element to develop activities that constitute a stimulus for their social interaction and development of communication. This article gives you 5 books that explain the benefits of art in autistic people.
Not many people have ever heard of it but the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) 5, (American Psychiatric Association 2013) is used by paediatricians and psychiatrists world wide as an aid to diagnosis. In the DSM, ‘echolalia’ (immediate or delayed) is listed as a significant symptom leading to a diagnosis of autistic syndrome disorder (ASD). The DSM describes echolalia as an example of a repetitive pattern of behaviour that may include verbatim repetition of words, phrases or more extensive parts of dialogue or songs. The DSM says that these utterances do not appear to be relevant to the current situation. Echoing (echolalia) is seen as a symptom of an underlying condition, a sign that something is wrong.