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How autistic is my child?
can I as a parent do?
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can I as a parent do?
The most important thing parents of persons with autism
can do is to educate themselves about the disorder and
become an advocate for your child and your family. It is
important to identify a professional who can help you
through the system initially. It is also critical to meet
other parents of people with autism. Parents are
generally the most helpful to other parents. Other
parents can tell you how you can handle certain problems
that may arise for your child and your family.
Furthermore, service organizations will often listen more
readily to parents than to professionals. Finally, it is
most important that you love your child. Treat him as
normally as possible. Autism is important; it is
important to help you understand what is wrong with your
child; and, it is important to help you get the services
he/she needs. After that, every child is different. The
more normally a person with autism is treated, the better
he/she is going to do. While it is important to recognize
that while treating a child normally is the ideal, it may
take the child with autism longer to learn the things
necessary to function independently in society as an
adult. However with love, early intervention and
education, people with autism can and do lead happy,
productive lives and can be integrated into society. The
problem is that society is not always tolerant of persons
who are different. It is up to us as parents and
professionals to educate society and help them understand
and appreciate these very special people challenged by
not baby the child when talking with them.
2 chances and if the child doesn't follow, apply
say too much praises or negative words.
to your child like any other siblings and do the
same in inculcating discipline.
your child is in therapy sessions parents should
back-off unless needed.
someone is handling the child's behavior should
not intervene unless the parent/therapist ask for
you call his/her attention to perform task be
sure that the child will respond.
authoritative in giving command don't allow them
to manipulate you.
the child doesn't follow any behavioral command
ignore him or use the non-positive approach.
before/during/after thowing temper tantrums:
away the object or cause of temper tantrums.
the child's attention.
one simple command or warning.
show that you pity him/her and don't show that
you are worried about the behavior.
time out or keep him settled in one place.
give any positive reinforcer or praise after the
the child if he/she calms down after throwing.
what you want with him/her to do. (in a positive
for food intake:
- ice cream, cakes, bars, or candies and drinks
watching / beta, VHS
on the radio/playing tapes, CD
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