How to interact with autistic children? - Kidaura


How to interact with autistic children?

Published by Swastika

2 years ago

Some children with autism may not be able to speak or answer to their name but they still hear your words and feel your kindness.

You must have heard that children with ASD often hold themselves aloof as they have difficulty connecting with children their age or other people. They have trouble making eye contact. They either don’t talk or they often talk with themselves. There are also children with completely opposite personalities. They are hyper, talkative, super loud, impulsive, bossy, and destructive. Such children have trouble focusing.

This also makes it difficult for parents to interact with them. Parents often find themselves in a situation where they feel helpless and tired. As a family member, it becomes heartbreaking for them if they are not able to talk with their kid, grandkid, or sibling.

But these following tips might help you grow close to them:

1. Patience is the key to everything

Whatever it is, Whenever it is, or wherever it is, patience is something that is needed from you. You need to slow down to the pace of your child learns or understands you. It takes time for them to process information so go slow.

2. Interactions

Talk with them. Tell them stories. Teach them things. Play with them. Tell jokes. Ask them to do some chores. Make them busy. Even if they never react to your words or show emotion, they are listening.

3. Don’t get angry

Try to talk with them with love and respect. Your anger will often result in them getting aggressive. MInd your words when you speak. But take it slow and move step by step.

4. Ignore the tantrums

Children tend to get hyper, angry, and start throwing tantrums to get a hold of the attention but the best way to deal by ignoring this behavior. Talk with them affectionately whatever happens.

5. Engage in learning

Every day try to sit with them and engage in some activity, learn new things with them, ask them questions, and solve puzzles.

6. Family-time

Let them spend some time with family members. Perform some activities that your child likes to do with them. Let your child lead them. This will help them open up to others and speak often.

7. Teach them emotions

Children with autism don’t express emotions often. Teach them how to express their emotions at a proper level without getting violent or aggressive.

8. Be persistent

Don’t be hurt if you don’t get the results as you expect them to be. Children with ASD might be slow in many things but let’s thrive for a better tomorrow.

It’s normal for parents to feel that they are not doing enough, they might feel low at the end of the day and must not have any energy left for what’s next to come. They need to remain positive. They need to believe that this will get better. The smart and best way to get your child to understand you and help him is by early intervention.

The early, the better.

Some children with autism may not be able to speak or answer to their name but they still hear your words and feel your kindness.*

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