Aarambh Session on Visuals
Parents of children with autism often wonder why they behave badly. Problems like running away, climbing on furniture, tantrums and aggressiveness are very challenging. Very often this happens because the children don't understand what is happening and what is expected of them. The magic wand in these situations is the use VISUAL SUPPORTS.
Children with autism are super-strong visual learners. They understand best by seeing, rather than hearing. At 'Aarambh' (training for families of children with autism) last week, the use of visual strategies was discussed and parents talked about how they could apply this knowledge to help their children. Everyone went home brimming with problem solving ideas and armed with sticky back velcro, recycled boxes and cardboard to make their own visual supports. We look forward to seeing the implementation of these solutions when they return next week!