Not all children are perfectly behaved, in fact in general all children whether they are autistic or not can be trying for any parent at times.
However when your child is on the autism spectrum disorder scale, there view of the world is somewhat different to that of a normally developing child. For example an autistic child will have difficulties reading facial expression and understanding body language. Their use of language and understanding of language is hindered by their social skills deficits, which are due to autism spectrum disorder.
Kids with autism have social skills deficits in social, communication, imagination and interaction skills. These deficits can lead to social isolation and even social mistakes, which in turn can lead to bullying research undertaken recently put the number of kids with autism that suffer at the hand of bullies as high as 40%, staggering but true.
What are social skills deficits and how will they affect your autistic child?
Social skills deficits are a symptom of autism, all autistic individuals will have social skills deficits, however the severity will differ between all autistic individuals. A social skills deficit is a dysfunction in the person’s development. For example an autistic child or adult will lack the ability to mind read and will therefore find non verbal communication such as a nod or wink confusing and may completely misinterpret the action.
However, there are techniques for helping autistic children manage and control their behavior. For example autism social skills stories can be put in place to help kids with autism understand and cope with skills such as making and maintaining friendships or skills such as following school rules and so on
These techniques for helping autistic children manage and control their behavior, have been around for many many years and have had tremendous success rates. It is generally felt that autism social skills stories are easy to use and effective in the management of autistic behaviors.
All autistic individuals need social skills taught directly, they will lack the ability to learn social skills through natural means as a normally developing child will. This is another area autism social skills stories are extremely beneficial for teaching social skills to autistic children.
Parents and teacher report social skills improvement when autism social skills stories for the management of autistic behaviors are implemented.
All kids with autism whether verbal or non-verbal benefit from using resources that help with teaching social skills to autistic children, like social skills stories, PECS cards, visual schedules and so on
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