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Here’s How To Explain Autism to a Child

Out of 59 children one of those children has been diagnosed having the autism spectrum disorder. Parents should know how to explain Autism to a child. Understanding autism can be complicated to a child, but you can use some few things that will make it easy for them to understand. The person charged with the responsibility of explaining what Autism is to a child should do it in a way that the child will know what Autism is and how it affects the person who has it.

Everyone must undertake to learn Autism. When we become aware of Autism, we accept it, and this makes our lives easier. Many people have heard about Autism in the past however they cannot explain it because they don’t understand it. If we can’t explain Autism, it means we don’t fully understand, and this means we cannot explain it to children.
When you start discussing Autism with children, its definition or how to identify it in other, you must also understand that it does not represent itself similarly in everyone. There are levels in Autism; some people may not show any sign of Autism, others may show some kind of behavior. Some patients may be undergoing some kind of autism treatment, and others could be going through ABA therapy.

Prior to discussing Autism with children, confirm that you are comfortable discussing it with them. Don’t forget that children with Autism may ask questions about themselves in case they notice they are not the same as other children and you should be ready to answer such questions. Children don’t know how to correct ask or word a question in a way that is not offensive. This means that if a child asks a question that sound offensive remember they don’t intend to be mean. Some children with Autism can ask questions about why one of their friends keeps hitting their head on the wall, or why they are cry-babies or why they are weird. All these questions are not nice, but you can help the child by defensively answering these questions.

Children should learn how Autism affects them but not what they will not be able to do with it. Offer suggestions on including an autistic child in their play and allow the normal child to come up suggestions too. Your normal child must be made to understand that even if their autistic child is non-verbal, they still understand what is told to them. Even if an autistic child may not talk back, they are still able to understand and listen to a speech. Let them learn how to be attentive to what their autistic friend is saying because that is the only way they communicate.