How to Interact with a Child with ASD

Tips on how to interact with a child with ASD

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ASD stands for autism spectrum disorder - It is a developmental disorder that affects how a person communicates and relates to others - It is called a spectrum because it can vary widely in severity and symptoms - Some common signs of ASD are difficulty making eye contact, repetitive behaviors, and sensory sensitivities

Children with ASD may take longer to process information and respond - They may also have trouble understanding nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions and gestures - Use simple and clear language, and repeat key words if needed - Praise their efforts and achievements, and avoid criticism and sarcasm

Be Patient and Positive

Children with ASD may have intense interests in certain topics or activities - They may also have specific preferences and routines that help them feel comfortable and secure - Try to engage them in their interests, and learn more about what they like and dislike - Don't force them to do things they don't want to do, but gently encourage them to try new things

Respect Their Interests and Needs

Does your child have ASD?

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