Understanding Autistic behaviour

Autistic children pose challenges to parents and care givers due to the lack of understanding between each other. It is difficult to assess how much a non verbal Autistic child knows through watching television or information they may have acquired from their environment. A close observation of the child will help recognise the cues associated with Autistic behaviour.

Anxiety is a major factor in the life of an Autistic person. The stronger the feeling of anxiety, the more difficult it would be for an Autistic individual to cope with changes in routine or unexpected demands placed on him/her. Therefore, it is essential to identify the cause behind the anxiety and fear to find ways of dealing with the situation. The behaviours need to be dealt with through a great deal of patience, understanding and acceptance of what the child is experiencing.

Award winning author of "No Matter What" (Autism)
(Psychology / Mental health - Parenting / Family - Health general )