When your child is diagnosed to have a special talent in the form of autism, shock can’t be denied in your mind. So will his life later. How to learn? How will it be with its development? What does an autistic child really need? Hopefully the one below will help answer your questions.
1. Which therapy is most suitable for autistic children?
To determine which therapy is most suitable for children with autism initially requires a thorough examination of the child itself. The examination aims to determine the degree of severity, the level of ability at that time, and find out whether there are obstacles or other disturbances that accompany. Usually therapy is a therapy to develop basic skills such as, communication skills, in this case the skills of using expressive language (expressing thoughts or opinions) and receptive language (absorb and understand the language). In addition, therapy provided also helps autistic children to develop self-help skills or self-help skills, appropriate behavioral skills in public, and others. In other words, therapy for children with autism is Complex therapy.
2.What are the most difficult constraints during autistic child therapy?
Constraints in the treatment of autistic children depend on the unique ability that he had, there are children with autism who can communicate, there is absolutely no. But most autistic children have limitations or obstacles in communicating so this becomes a major obstacle during therapy. The child has not been able to follow the teacher’s instructions properly. Even children sometimes tantrum when asked to do the task given. Sometimes children with autism like to talk, babble, or laugh at their own learning.
3. What is the attitude of children with autism while undergoing therapy?
Usually children with autism have obstacles or limitations in communicating. It is seen from the behavior of those who tend not to see the faces of others when invited to interact, most have less interest in the environment, and some tend to be attracted to objects than people.
4. What are the expected changes after therapy?
Ultimately, autistic children are expected to have communicating, which was likely to be one-way in two directions. In the sense that there is a mutual response when communicating or the lay language “connect”. Then another change that is also expected is to have self-help skills, independence, and blend in and function well in the surrounding environment. The results are encouraging is certainly expected parents of children with autism. This is seen when the child is able to control his behavior. So that it appears to behave normally, communicate and speak normally,
As well as having sufficient academic insight to suit his age.
5. How soon will the changes be visible?
Changes or progress that happens of course is individual. It depends on the outcome of the assessment, the learning style of the child with autism, and the intensity of the therapy or education provided and the cooperation between the parent, the caregiver with the educator, the therapist or the health professional
6. What about the education of children with autism?
Keep in mind that every child with autism has different abilities and barriers. There are autistic children who are able to mingle with other ‘normal’ kids in regular classes and spend little time in special classes but there are autistic children who are advised to stay in a special class that is structured for them selves. Children who can study in regular classes usually have adequate communication, cognitive and self-help skills. While still in need of special classes usually autistic children are included in integrated classes, namely introductory classes and preparation for autistic children to get into regular general school with a general curriculum but still in the autistic child’s learning regimen, which is a small class with a number of professors, with tools Visual / image / card, clear instructions, solid and consistent, etc.).
7. How to learn the right method for children with autism?
Appropriate learning methods for children with autism tailored to the child’s age and, abilities and barriers that children have while learning, and learning styles or learning style of each child with autism. The method used is usually a combination of several methods. Many, though not all, children with autism who respond very well to visual stimuli so that many learning methods using visual stimuli are preferred to them. Learning using aids as a medium of instruction becomes an option. Tools can be images, posters, balls, toys, etc. In the first months of this autistic child should be accompanied by a therapist who serves as a special tutor.