Autistic children and how to deal with them 2
Autistic children and how to deal with them 2
1 Way to deal with autistic children
1.1 Tips to Improve the sleep of an autistic child
1.2 Tips for leaving the house
1.3 Tips for creating a suitable environment for a child with autism
1.4 Advice for the nanny or teacher of a child with autism at school
Ways to deal with autistic children
They define autism spectrum disorders, or the autism spectrum, or autism for short, or as it is also called autism spectrum disorder.
However, it is a disorder associated with the process of development of neurodevelopment of the brain
Which affects the way the affected person communicates with others and his ability to naturally perceive,
It should be noted that the responsibility for caring for an autistic child does not rest with parents only
Rather, it should be distributed among all family members,
This is to reduce the psychological pressure that will be generated on the parents, although the greater and more important responsibility will remain on them,
People with autism may face many problems with physical communication and verbal expression.
Therefore, it is necessary for parents and surrounding people to guess what their affected child wants in order to know his needs and desires.
And this may sometimes require giving up the normal social life of parents because of the difficulty of others understanding of the autistic child or his lack of acceptance among them,
Parents’ social difficulty is accompanied by feelings of helplessness and sadness about the future of their affected son,
But despite all these pressures, we must try to find ways to get rid of stress and maintain a happy family.
This can be achieved when parents are given special time from time to time to rest away from the duties of caring for their autistic child.
By supporting other family members and caring for the child for several hours
This would help recharge the parents’ energy and increase their ability to return to care for their son and maintain happy family relationships.
In the previous article, we talked about how to deal with an autistic child
by providing advice to the parents of a child with autism, in short, as follows:
- First: cognitive education
- Second: joining support groups
- Third: Keeping records of medical visits
We also talked about Tips for communicating and interacting with a child with autism, such as:
- Interaction by physical activities
- Show love and affection
also talked about Diet tips for an autistic child through:
- Overcoming sensitivity to foods
- Follow a routine diet
- Avoid foods that cause constipation
- Reducing side effects and drug interactions
Through this article, we will continue talking about important points and advice for the parents or nanny who care for the autistic child.
Tips to improve baby’s sleep
More than half of children with autism face chronic sleep problems.
These problems increase the behavioral challenges that the child is going through.
The lack of sleep and its poor quality affect the patient’s ability to learn,
And it exacerbates some negative behaviors such as hyperactivity, lack of focus, attention and increased aggression,
But there are some ways and tips that help improve sleep, and here are some of them:
1- Creating a suitable environment for sleep:
Since children with autism have sensory problems, especially towards noise,
Therefore, it is recommended to equip a bedroom that is quiet, away from sounds and noise, dim lights, and at an appropriate temperature.
2- Follow a bedtime routine:
It is recommended to adopt an easy and relatively short routine before bed that does not exceed 20 to 30 minutes.
Such as engaging in a certain activity such as listening to music or reading,
You should also stay away from electronic devices as much as possible, such as television, etc.
3- Refrain from consuming caffeine:
Where caffeine is found in tea, soft drinks, and chocolate in addition to coffee.
Therefore, you should stay away from eating these foodstuffs,
especially hours before going to sleep,
Because caffeine makes a child alert and difficult to sleep.
4- Sleeping and waking up at a specific time:
Sleep and wake times should be scheduled at specific times,
And not to disturb sleep times significantly between days of the week and holidays.
5- Exercise and exertion:
Exercise and exertion during the day can help make it easier for children to sleep,
Therefore, it is advised to do some kind of sports during the day
It is worth noting that it is necessary not to exercise close to the
the specified time for sleep because this would make it difficult for the child to sleep.
Get out of the house tips
To reduce the stress that may occur when going out with an autistic child,
It is advised to follow some instructions that may help parents get out of the house and return quietly,
Here are some of them:
1- Pre-processing, and preparing a special bag for the child, which contains some tools that the child prefers.
2- Using some pictures and explanations that explain to the child what he can expect outside the home.
3- Create a schedule for the activities that the child enjoys outside the home.
4- Maintaining calm and controlling reactions in case something unexpected happens.
Tips for securing a suitable home environment for the child
A suitable home environment must be secured for the autistic child.
To achieve this, you can follow the following tips:
1- Preparing a private space in the house:
Where the child can relax and feel safe in it,
And that it be prepared in a way that is safe for the child, especially
if he suffers from tantrums or practices some dangerous behavior,
This area can be identified by marking with colored tape indicating its safe zone.
2- Controlling reactions:
The way to interact with the behavior of an autistic child is very important,
And you must learn how to persist and deal properly with the difficult behaviors that he practices,
For this, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with what professional healers do and follow these techniques at home.
3- Promote good behavior:
Positive reinforcement can have a tremendous impact on children with autism.
Therefore, it is advised that you always praise them when they behave well or learn a new skill.
Advice for the nanny or teacher of a lonely child at school
There are five basic tips that a nanny can give a child with autism
Or his teacher to help him learn in the classroom, namely:
1- Communication with the mother:
Where help can be sought from the mother to provide assistance on how
to deal with the child, help him, and knowledge of his interests.
2- Discovering the child’s strengths:
Each child has strengths that distinguish him from others,
and the smart teacher tries to get to know him and make use of them in his education.
This is done by observing the child and giving him some attention.
3- Discover the best way for a child to learn:
Some children understand more using visual or sensory teaching aids.
4- Seeking help from another teacher:
Where the teacher can ask for help from another teacher to
help her manage the class and the rest of the students,
Whereas, she can spend some private time with an autistic child to better educate and communicate with him.
5- Ensure that the child feels safe:
Managing the classroom to ensure a calm atmosphere in it,
She can also allocate a small spot where he can sit in the classroom is chaotic.
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