How to deal with autistic kids
In my previous post, I discussed related to Autism Awareness in Pakistan. In this article, I will discuss when it is diagnosed that your child is suffering from an autism disorder so you might be thinking that what will happen next or how to tackle the situation. This article will be guidance for all those parents out there whose kids are suffering from autism or recently diagnosed with an autism disorder. There are different ways to treat the autistic children and parents must learn how to deal with their kids suffering from autism disorder.
Things to do When your child has Autism Disorder
Following are the steps that parents must take initially when the kid is diagnosed with an autism disorder.
Learn about the autism disorder and get well informed.
The first step which the parents must take is to know what the autism disorder is and try to get all the information related to the disorder. Then you will move towards the treatment and how to tackle the children suffering from autism disorder. Try to learn all the options through which you can educate yourself about the treatment of autism and ways of dealing with different autism patients. The more you will learn the better and perfectly you will be able to handle or understand your kid.
Become friendly with your child and be an expert for your child.
Start observing each and every movement and expressions of your child. Try to figure out what irritates them and what excites the child so you will be able to differentiate that what makes your kid happy and what upset the kid. It is now your duty to make sure avoid doing such activities that irritate them and do such things that make them happy.
Try to be friendly with your kid and create a friendly environment so that the child will not hesitate or you have to be your child’s friend and make your child feel comfortable with you. Try to observe which thing or activity your child enjoys or feel good. Make sure that the child remains calm and no one in the house does anything that irritates the child. The more you will take care of small things and treat the child in a friendly atmosphere the better you will treat your child.
Accept the incompleteness of your child and respond positively
The parents must start concentrating on each and every word that your child is speaking and you must focus on every word because you have to realize that your child has a disorder and he/she is different from other children. The child might have a speaking disorder including repetitive words, missing words, incomplete speech etc. So you have to focus and concentrate that what the child is trying to say and what does it need.
If you will ignore the child’s words and do not respond the child positively this will be really irritating and it will make the child behave harshly which is not good for the health. Parents must start reading their children’s mind and figure out what they want and what is needed. Try to provide everything so they won’t get upset. Celebrate small happy moments with your kids, try to make them happy and laugh, encourage them if they are doing something good. Never compare your child with other kids this will destroy their personality and lose their self-confidence.
Never give up
The most important thing is that parents of an autistic child have to be very strong because they are playing a key role in the life of their kids. Always be strong and motivate each other so you will be able to give better future and treatment to your autistic children. Never give up if you will give up so no one will look after your child and it will be the worst thing for your autistic child.
Always be happy in front of your child and try to make your child happy and do not de-motivate the child. Never think to see the instant conclusion just keep your efforts and move on.
Reward good behaviors of your child
Most of the autistic children seek attention so they want people to give them the reward and appreciate them. If your children do something good so appreciate them and motivate them this will encourage them and you will see that they will try to do it again in a better way. Always remember a behavior plays a key role in the treatment of an autistic child. Try to give them gifts, stars, and bring new toys or their favorite stuff as to reward them when they do something good.
Pay Attention towards your child’s Sensitivities of Sensory
It is true that the children of autism are very hypersensitive about so many things that include the taste of food, the smell of anything, and any type of light, feel of a touch and sounds of their surroundings. They are really sensitive so they notice every minor thing and they get upset a minor thing easily.
In this case, parents have to figure out which sound. Movement, smell, taste etc irritates your child or which things make your children upset. Try to avoid those things and never let those things happen which is not accepted by your autistic child because if you will let it happen it again and again so it will be harmful to your child’s health and never let them come to the side of betterment.
Make them Busy in their Favorite Activities
If you want to make your autistic children happy so make a schedule in which you will give different activities to your children which they like the most and which they feel good and enjoying. This is the best way to make your children happy and entertaining that make them busy in those activities which they like to do and feel relax so this will motivate them as well as they will come on better side in terms of treatment. The main point is to make your autistic child happy and calm which is the best treatment for them.