Children with autism
It is essential to understand that without any kind of therapy or intervention, a child with autism will not assimilate the same amount of information and knowledge from the environment as compared to an ordinary child.
An average child begins to talk between 1.5 and 2 years, almost without any help from parents or brothers/sisters. A regular kid learns about 6 new words a day and has a vocabulary of over 10,000 words before reaching the age of six.
A kid with autism may end up talking much later and will have poor language and low social abilities if they do not enjoy verbal and behavioral therapy. At least in the first phase, the child must be able to create a solid knowledge base, that is, to learn speech, language, and age-appropriate behavior.
More children diagnosed with autism
Nothing you do in caring or raising a child is related to your child’s autism diagnosis. It is useless to let your feelings of guilt or frustrations invade your mind and the joy of being a parent.
Although the exact causes of this terrible affection for parents are unknown, they certainly do not relate to how you choose to care for your baby.
Studies suggest that autism factors are genetic, biological or neurological. So, nothing you do or do in child care, discipline and education cannot be the cause of this disorder.
Autism seems to be getting more prevalent and more significant in the modern age. Experts say that today 10 times more children are diagnosed than in the 1980s, and most of them are boys. Specialists even speak of an “epidemic” of autism.
The goal of any therapeutic program started at an early age is to prepare a child for a regular school. Three – four years of intensive work, face-to-face, home can take the baby very, very much on the road to normality.
Don’t isolate an autistic kid
The best and simplest advice for anyone with a child with autism is to talk to the child continuously, tell him what he is doing, what is happening and what will happen.
Children with autism like the routine and can use it to their advantage. Use simple terms for the child to understand and of course talk at a speed that can be absorbed by the child.
It is good to let the child play with normal or older children. With this possibility, encourage the child to interact, to be more active and not back, stimulate him to talk more.
Children usually respond better to the reactions of their age than to those of their parents or therapists. Look at them how they play together. Those who introduce it into the game will be very beneficial to him.