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How to successfully motivate children with autism in a safe and secure way

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Children with autism usually have difficulty interacting with others and face communication problems. It is a real challenge for parents and therapists to find a safe, effective and safe way to motivate such children. Language development and the adoption of adequate behavioral and communication skills can be a major problem for children with autism; however, there are several ways to make it easier for them to do so.

Meet the child

Before you decide on any learning strategy, it is necessary to get to know the child well. Should:

Make a list of your child's interests and strengths. This should include what fascinates and preoccupies the child, and which may seem strange.

Understand which activities frustrate the child and cause anxiety in him

Keep in mind the development problems present

Once you've done that, you can create a strategy that your child can learn best. No two children are exactly the same, so you will need to observe the child carefully and assess the situation before deciding on the next step.

Ways of motivating

There are several ways you can motivate a child with autism. Here are some:

Game therapy

You can motivate your child with play therapy, which will give him the impression that he can only achieve something, encourage him to express himself and learn new skills.

Give him a choice

You can motivate your child by allowing him to choose an activity that stimulates him, such as jumping or dancing. You can join him in that activity until he is able to make eye contact or communicate spontaneously.

Use positive support

During therapy or learning new things, the child will usually react better if you let him try again after an unsuccessful attempt and if you praise him when he does something properly.

You can try using some other type of support. Children with autism often cannot be motivated in some traditional way that we are used to in everyday life. In that case, you will have to find what suits the child.

One way is to give the child a few things and observe what he chooses. In most cases, the first subject that the child chooses will also be the most powerful means of support.

Once you find out what works best for your child and what motivates them the most, you can give them that item after they do something right. Be sure to include some form of verbal support, e.g. "Well done!". In that way, they will become aware of the importance and efficiency of verbal support.

Combine new skills and what the child already knows

It is important that the child's learning is fun and interesting. This means that in addition to learning new skills, you should also include what the child already knows and knows. While it is important to create a routine so that the child can expect what to do, research has shown that children with autism behave better, are better concentrated, and learn better if the activities are varied.

Turn on sensory activities

The child can learn new skills of helping activities based on sensory integration faster. However, it is important to keep in mind that these activities should be introduced slowly and gradually in order to avoid sensory overload.

Music therapy

Many children with autism like to sing, even if they can't speak. With songs with simple phrases that are repeated, you can help them develop their language. Singing can also help them eliminate monotonous speech patterns. It can also improve their social interaction by encouraging them to participate in group activities.

Reward a child

You can reward a child when he behaves well or when he successfully completes an activity. You can give the reward at a certain time of the day, if the child did what he needed to do.

Children with autism are usually harder to motivate than children who do not have the problem. However, there are several ways that can help you with this. With the help of these tips and when you know well what suits your child, you will be able to create a plan or strategy with which you will be able to successfully motivate a child with autism.

It is necessary to cooperate with therapists and use the same types of support and rewards, in order for the child to better understand and learn the verbal indicators that go with them. This will make your child more motivated and easier to learn new skills.

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Great article

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1 year ago

How do you determine if a child has autism?. Sometimes it's hard😬

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1 year ago

Today, children are increasingly resisting obligations and authority.

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1 year ago

Even though children with learning disabilities struggle in one area of learning, they may excel in another. Parents should pay attention to their child’s interests and passions. Helping children with learning disorders develop their passions and strengths will probably help them with the areas of difficulty as well.

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1 year ago

Today, there are many spoiled children, who often behave like children with autism. For that reason, it is very difficult to make a diagnosis 4 or 5 years ago, I'm not sure. They need a lot of support and love, when they have that, they can get through everything

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1 year ago

Speech lag is the first thing parents usually notice in children with autism. However, we must be aware that communication is not only about speech, but also about gestures, facial expressions. Characteristics in the field of verbal communication are absence, delay or regression in the field of speech, absence of gestures, facial expressions, as well as difficulties in recognizing them.

Some may have developed a rich vocabulary and speaking skills, but at the same time have difficulty tracking speech or. conversation, and especially in the functional use of speech, for example, they repeat the same word or sentences from a cartoon, usually purely meaningful and in context, but they seem to find no words of their own. Voice intonation can also be monotonous, different in people with MAS, and they seem unable to control the volume of their speech.

Unusual speed and unusual rhythm of speech are often present. Everyone has trouble verbalizing emotions and emotional states. Communication problems are less pronounced in more able individuals with MAS. What seems to me the worst is that these children, at least in the first years of life, are not able to communicate their needs and desires in a way that they could recognize, and therefore they develop behavioral patterns that are otherwise more effective, but but unwanted. And that's why a child with autism usually recognizes himself as "uneducated and naughty," which is an injustice. He only uses what has proven to be effective.

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1 year ago

I'm also agree with you @apela .. We just need to be sensitive care and support .

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1 year ago

Very instructive and interesting to read, working with children requires a lot of effort

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1 year ago

I have a friend with autism before..actually, she's the daughter of my landlady... I don't like her when she's having tantrums.. But then I found a way to stop him. And that was through giving reward 😅 foods usually was my reward.. I she's a teen now, didn't saw her for many years now

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1 year ago

Wonderful one

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1 year ago

I have one child with autism in my family, it is very difficult and painful to live with it, we are looking to make their lives easier.

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1 year ago

At first I really wish and hope autism children will get help from their parents and neighborhood. Because at present everyone try to make fun on theme. If some one take a responsibility of them , they also don't know how to handle or how to get help on them. By the way, the tips you shared is helpful.

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Autism can occur up to 5 years, believe it or not, it can be a trigger of various situations not until its development. When I took a child to a speech therapist, I saw children with autism, with Down syndrome, so listening to moms, you can imagine a child who talked, spoke extra, drew, wrote, knew how to recognize numbers and letters, but used a mobile phone, tablet, often watched some clips, played games, they only noticed suddenly that the child withdrew, spoke less, completely lost awareness of the real world, but built his world in some dimension, followed by psychological tests, the child had epileptic seizures, so a child with a full 4 and a half years from a cyst of peace was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, mobile phones and tablets will ruin our children , I would ban it for up to 15 years.

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1 year ago

Great article, you wrote a lot of useful tips ... We are witnesses that there are a large number of children with autism, so it is good to know how to help children who have certain difficulties ...

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1 year ago

I've not had the opportunity of meeting any child with autism but thanks for the article ,it has widened my Knowledge about it and I'm sure to take proper precautions if I ever have the opportunity of meeting one ,I should be sure to know what to do. Thanks once again

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1 year ago

I have a book for parents who fight with autism and who want to help their children with this rare ill. If anyone of you want to read this, just tell me, i'll send you a book. Also, as one little advice, need to say that wool sheets are very useful and really help children with autism to sleep better.

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1 year ago

It can be very difficult to determine if a child has autism, because many children without autism behave the same as children with autism, so autism is not diagnosed before the age of four.

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