(ASD) Autism spectrum disorder will typically affect probably 1 in every 150 babies born. On average more boys than girls are affected by (ASD) autism spectrum disorder, the reason for this is still unknown, and as yet there is no cure.
But there are various treatments, methods and techniques available which will help you understand and also give you the necessary tools and strategies available to help you cope with any difficulties encountered for your child after a diagnosis of autism.
All kids with autism will display the triad of autistic impairments. However the individual’s impairments will vary in severity from person to person, as no two individuals are ever the same.
The triad of autistic impairments means social skills deficits and all kids with autism will have some form of social skills deficit. Social skills deficits are typical in autism and probably the most significant hurdle to overcome for most kids with autism.
Generally all people receiving a diagnosis of autism have a degree of social skills deficits. However these ARE treated and can be eased with the use of tools and treatments for autism such as autism social skills resources, for example PECS cards, flash cards, autism social skills stories and so on…
At this point I would like to take a brief moment to look at autism techniques and tips to help teach social skills.
We do know by looking into studies and research that it is suggested that the vast majority of children with autism are predominantly visual learners, this means they think in pictures. Therefore with this in mind focus needs to be given to autism visual supports; opposed to written or verbal instruction.
It is also typical that some children with autism will tend to have a short attention span. Many autistic children can understand picture instruction easier than written or verbal information. It is therefore recommended that the use of autism visual supports is typically more effective for kids on the spectrum. Teachers, parents and care givers are commonly using autism visual supports as appropriate autism techniques and tips to help teach social skills.
Today the internet makes finding autism visual supports easy.
A good place to start your search for age appropriate autism visual supports which can help you teach autism social skills is an autism social skills resources site. These sites are generally packed full of appropriate materials which are used to teach autism social skills such as autism social skills stories.
Autism social skills stories are probably one of the most significant treatments of autism used by parents, care givers and teachers today.
Autism social skills stories help pave the way to positive behaviors and social skills teaching. Generally visually rich with appropriate first person text in a manner that autistic children will be able to understand and follow successfully.
Autism social stories help with transitions, changes to routines which is a marked difficulty for kids on the spectrum, learning new skills, promoting positive behaviors, hygiene skills and much more.
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