People with Autism WILL almost certainly have difficulties with interpersonal relationships, such as reduced responsiveness or disinterest in other people.
They may appear arrogant, rude and be unable to communicate effectively with others. This is due to “The Theory of Mind”, which affects how people with autism interact, communicate, thinks, act and react to those around them.
Some of the autistic traits can include:
Children with ASD; will not normally adopt the anticipatory posture or raise their hands to be carried or picked up.
Children with ASD are not normally cuddly babies, in-fact most babies with autism will stiffen or resist being held, they normally avoid snuggling up. They will normally prefer to be held facing outwards with their back to the person holding them.
Infants with autism will sometimes not recognize their own name or be inconsistent in recognizing it.
Probably the most noticeable autistic traits are a lack of eye contact, a typically developing child will give and maintain eye contact, but in most cases infants with autism will look away quickly and avoid eye contact.
A typically developing child may stare into the mother’s eye noticing their own reflection, but in most cases infants with autism will show no interest in their reflection and choose not to stare or maintain any eye to eye contact.
Generally Children with ASD will not pay much attention to the typical growing up games like peep-a-boo and pat-a-cake, preferring solitary play.
The “Theory of Mind” suggests that a distinct lack of social interaction skills may therefore be the first alarm bell for many parents of a child with autism.
All Children with ASD WILL have impaired Social Skills however this will vary dependent on the individual.
Treatments for “Autism Social Skills Improvement” can be effective, in helping your child to cope with and manage their behaviors, thoughts and feelings. One such way is introducing Autism Social Skills resources such as visual intervention strategies.
Probably the most popular visual intervention strategies are autism social skills stories. These are an excellent proven technique for assisting infants with autism with the development of social skills.
Autism social skills resources like: Autism social skill stories provide the youngster with autism support and an understanding by answering the ever important “wh” questions who, what, where, why and when as well as “HOW”. As well as giving an insight into the thoughts and feelings of others and try to explain what they can expect from other as well as what others will be expecting of them.
Introducing autism social skills stories early is going to be beneficial; however social stories are flexible and can be introduced at any point.
Typically most infants with autism prefer repetition and sameness and will not like any changes to routines or patterns. By introducing social stories you can help the child feel more comfortable with skills and routines which will reduce stress and meltdowns.
Autism social skills stories HELP teach social skills like using the bathroom, good eating habits, respecting personal space, transitions like starting preschool or school, as well as other skills like saying Hi and thank you and accepting changes to routines.
All helping your infant with autism being accepted within their own peer group as well as within today’s society…
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