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How Special Caring Homes Educate Autistic Kids
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological variation whose complexity varies from person to person. This is why not every autistic child can be taught in the same way. Special attention has to be given in each case considering the nature of autism.

This is of course, quite a challenge to undertake. That’s why special caring homes for autistic kids are there to accept this challenge responsibly.
Although each autistic child is different and responds to various teaching strategies differently, there are few ways which are generally applied on all autistic kids. Here we discuss some of the tactics which professional caring homes for kids with autism apply in order to educate them.

Helping with Communication
  • It’s necessary that all kids with autism must be considered competent. And they are actually capable of learning. You just have to figure out a technique that works. These are children suffering from same neurological disorder, but they come with individual differences. Caring homes expect differences in these kids and treat them accordingly.
  • Teachers at special caring homes speak in clear and precise language as these kids have difficulty understanding idioms, sarcasm and jokes.
  • Long verbal lectures and commands are avoided because autistic kids struggle in processing long sequences of words. Extra time is given to them to process what’s being said.
  • Functional aids like sign language, different voice outputs and pictures are preferred.
  • Kids who have difficulty in reading are made to watch videos with closed captions so that they can associate printed words with spoken words.
Helping with Social & Behavioral Issues
  • Teachers at caring homes use the special interest of each autistic child to motivate them. This can include the use of cars, paints etc.
  • Peer modeling is heavily relied upon because kids with autism have difficulties getting tuned to emotions. They care about feelings but don’t know why others feel the way they feel. So each social nuance has to be explicitly explained to them.
  • Reading stories to them helps them understand a particular behavior in a particular situation.
  • Creating a predictable timetable gives autistic kids security. They know what to expect each day otherwise they might get overwhelmed.
Helping with Sensory Issues
  • Defining the teaching space is important because these kids don’t comprehend unexplained environments that surround them. They are made to know where they should play, rest and practice other crafts.
  • Personal behavior is to be noted by the teachers at caring homes which can be conducive to learning. Some like to walk while telling their ABCs and some might want to hold a blanket before they’re made to read aloud.
  • Kids with autism stim a lot. Stimming is what that defines their self-stimulatory behaviors like some kids flap their hands and some fidget. This must not be suppressed, but rather it has to be accepted.
  • Autistic kids react to things differently. If one kid doesn’t like to be touched on head then other might not like to be kissed on cheek. This reaction has to be respected to make them learn.
The Children’s Home of Cincinnati is now welcoming these kids with special needs. Our facility and its qualified teachers understand the complexity and sensitivity of such children. That’s why we’ve stepped up to offer a high quality and individualized education to kids with autism. This will enhance their social skills in academic environment and bring out the best in them. If you’re looking for such a facility then don’t hesitate, contact us right away.



 
 

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