Teaching kids with autism to follow instructions at home can be tough. They may struggle with things like understanding what to do or getting overwhelmed by noises or smells. For example, asking them to get a glass of water might seem simple, but it involves lots of steps they might find hard to follow. That’s why it’s important to understand their challenges and find ways to help them.
Engage your child in daily speech-building activities at home. Incorporate simple practices like reading together, discussing their interests, and playing interactive word games. Encourage them to express themselves, listen actively, and use visuals to support communication. By creating a nurturing and language-rich environment, you’ll foster their speech development and strengthen your bond.”
Occupational therapy plays a vital role in supporting children with special needs by focusing on enhancing their independence and participation in meaningful activities. Through comprehensive assessments, occupational therapists identify the unique challenges and needs of each child, tailoring interventions to promote their overall development.