Helene Goldnadel Discusses Education Challenge of Autistic Children

In a nationwide population-based study, the estimated ASD prevalence was 2.47% among US children and adolescents in 2014-2016. When a child is diagnosed with Autism, the entire family has to come together and commit to the task of and efforts of bring up the child in the most suitable and comfortable manner to live in society. A neurological disorder that impairs social interaction, verbal and non verbal communication, Autism makes it harder to grasp and express what humans can otherwise do so effortlessly. The partnership between the educators and the parents is key to the development of children with Autism.

Educating Autistic children is a two way procedure, the child requires the teacher’s attention and the parents must also be an active part of the child’s learning process. As there is no best training method, education for Autistic individuals is often tailor made to suit every different individual. A dedicated team which is essential for the growth and development of the child.

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With schools offering much more than the prescribed syllabus, children today are exposed to a variety of all round development activity that nurtures their interests and hobbies, giving them an added advantage and helping them develop in areas of their interests.

 

Special Institutes are lagging behind when it comes to building the character of the child and providing of other social skills and hobbies. Educations for Autistic children are opening up to new education methods that cater specially to the development and support of autistic individuals. With the number of autistic individuals increasing, it is the need of the day for more institutions that cater to the education of Autistic children.

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