Children with autism suffer from a triad of impairments
Autism symptoms include:
Social deficits: Tips for parents of autistic children
Children with autism have difficulties with social situations they lack the ability to understand social etiquette.
Making and maintaining friendships is an issue for autistic children also.
They lack the ability to understand other people’s emotions, which can make them appear rude and aloof.
They will be bluntly honest with you, do not ask unless you want an honest answer and do not ask them to lie!
Autistic children prefer to be on their own and are often referred to as “being in an autism own world”
Some communication deficits: Tips for parents of autistic children
Children with autism avoid eye contact. They lack the ability to understand wit, sarcasm, humor and jokes.
Autistic children also find starting and maintaining conversations difficult, and lack the ability to read facial expressions and body language.
Imagination and interaction deficits: Tips for parents of autistic children
Autistic children have difficulties with pretend play, preferring to be alone.
They lack imagination and can be found sorting their Lego into colors or sizes rather than pretend play.
They find interactive lessons at school difficult.
Autistic children have issues with turn taking and sharing, also lining up and asking or answering questions.
You may see other autism symptoms in your child, all autistic children are different and their autism symptoms will vary. However all will have the triad of impairments.
There are autism resources available to help autistic children find coping mechanisms.
Autism social skills are not learned naturally by autistic children. They need to be taught directly.
For example: Does your autistic child have difficulties with taking turns?
This is an example taken from a social skills story written for a 7 year old autistic boy.
“At home and sometimes at school, I play games, sometimes I play board games like snakes and ladders, and sometimes I play card games like snap”. This is the first line in the autism social skills story that is now in place.
Autism social skills stories are designed to give the autistic children clear information focusing on the main issues, the autistic child is finding confusing or stressful.
Situations like Mother’s Day; autistic children do not understand WHAT Mother’s Day is, why it is celebrated and what is expected of them and from them.
Autism social skills stories can help explain what Mothers Day is and why our Mum’s are appreciated on this day.
By implementing social skills stories an autistic child can be helped with autism social skills directly.
Visit www.autismsocialstories.com/mothers_day for immediate download of Mother’s Day social skills stories which you can implement to help your child understand.
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