Helping children with autism to reach out to the world
1st November 2017
Children with Autism are not generally seen to make an approach in a conversation or they seldom take the lead in a social interaction. They leave it to others to initiate social exchanges even if they learn to respond appropriately and communicate. A study in Special Education Needs says that, it is necessary for teachers and educators to change the way they interact with autistic children in order to help them develop an ability in them to communicate naturally. Teachers can behave in a manner to motivate autistic children towards taking a more upbeat role in communication rather than focusing on changing the behaviour of the children. According to the study, the most effectual changes in adult interaction style is to imitate the movement of the children and react to all the attempts of communication without ignoring, passing on or trying to portray a more apt communicative method.