Parenting

Three Ways To Help Your Child Deal With Autism

When parents learn that their child has autism spectrum disorder, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. However, what you do will be very important and can easily help or destroy the life of the child. As soon as you notice signs of autism, it is a very good idea to go to the doctor and get an official diagnosis. 

After the ASD diagnosis is official, it is time to practically learn absolutely everything you can about the disease. You then have to be involved in the treatment of the child. Three great ways to deal with Autism are:

Offer Safety And Structure

It is very important that you stay consistent. When a child suffers from ASD, it is very difficult to apply what is being learned. As an example, the child might end up using sign language in order to communicate when at school but they never do this when at home. It is always very important to create consistency though. What the therapist does is something you should continue doing when at home. 

Make sure that you stick to a strict schedule. This helps the child to evolve due to the existence of the routine. A schedule should include meals at the same time, just like bedtime, school, and therapy. When the schedule changes, the child should be prepared in advance, whenever possible. 

Do reward the good behavior of the child with positive reinforcement. And create a safety zone inside your home. This is where the child could feel secure, be safe, and relax. 

Connect In Nonverbal Ways

It is challenging in many cases to connect with the child who suffers from ASD. However, what many do not realize is that they can actually bond and communicate without touching or talking. The child does all they can to communicate. But, it is your responsibility for learning the language. Some things you should consider are:

  • Nonverbal cues – Children suffering from ASD often use nonverbal cues when they want to communicate. Just pay attention and you will notice them. 
  • Look for motivation – If a tantrum happens, try to see what motivation exists behind it. Be extremely careful with facial expressions, gestures, and sounds. 
  • Have fun – Much more than going to therapy needs to happen in the life of the child with ASD. 
  • Sensory sensitivities – ASD makes children sensitive to taste, smell, touch, sound, and light. As a parent, you want to figure out what sensitivities exist so they can be avoided. 

Build A Suitable Autism Treatment Plan

The good news is there are several treatment options available for ASD. But, in many cases, it is difficult to quickly figure out exactly what will work for a child. Also, things get quite complicated when conflicting recommendations come from doctors, teachers, and parents. 

The treatment of your child needs to be created based on the individual. Parents do know their children so you have to remember that it is up to you to make sure all those needs are actually met. Think about the following to help you:

  • The child’s weaknesses and strengths. 
  • Skills that may be lacking. 
  • Behaviors causing problems. 
  • How the child is learning.
  • Things the child enjoys. 

The best treatment plan for your child needs to build on individual interests, offer structure, a good schedule, be created around simple steps, involve parents, and offer regular behavior reinforcement. Obviously, working with a doctor will help create the best possible treatment plan for the child suffering from ASD. 

Final Thoughts

Children dealing with autism need to be helped by parents. This is the only way to create a good plan that would actually do wonders when it comes to the child succeeding in life. Get involved and listen to your doctors. 

Movies Reviews

Hotel Transylvania 4 will be released on Prime Video January 14th.

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Hotel Transylvania 4 will be released on Prime Video January 14th.

They’re back! Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania will be released on Prime Video January 14th and I am so excited! Actually, I already got to screen the film and you will want to put watching this on your to-do list. In this movie, Transformania dives into the relationship between Dracula and his goofy, human son-in-law Johnny.

Movie Synopsis

Drac and the Pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac (Brian Hull) with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s (Jim Gaffigan) mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterification Ray,’ goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny (Andy Samberg) becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent. The film also features the voices of Kathryn Hahn (Ericka), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Brad Abrell (Frank), and Asher Blinkoff (Dennis).

The Official Hotel Transylvania 4 Trailer

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Movies Reviews

Sons of Thunder: Redemption series Premier January 13, 2022

Sons of Thunder: Redemption series Premier January 13, 2022

“Do you know Jesus? I didn’t”. Simon, a former member of the Devil’s Hand is righting his wrongs and spreading the love of Jesus. This is how Sons of Thunder began on Pure Flix. This series brought stories of how Simon helped others find Jesus and change their ways. These are heart-warming, stories of people who’s lives were hanging precariously on a thin line until Simon crossed their paths. He finds odd jobs along the way to keep his bike full of gas so he can keep moving and spreading the love. Now there is a Part 2, Sons of Thunder: Redemption that premiers on Pure Flix January 13, 2022.

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A spin-off of the original “Sons of Thunder.” “Redemption” follows Jacob, a lone biker on the road, on his journey to share his faith, seek forgiveness and encourage others on a ranch in California while scraping by from job to job and spreading the love of Jesus to those he meets. It’s the reboot you will crave after Sion’s stories.

Click below to enjoy the original Sons of Thunder trailer (2019) and then scroll and click again to watch the Sons of Thunder: Redemption trailer that premiers January 13th:

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