Social Skills in Brevard County and Orange County, FL
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While every child with autism has unique needs and behaviors, it is important for teachers to have a general understanding of the concerns they are likely to encounter. The Beehavior Company can be called upon to help schools better accommodate children with various challenges. With the number of children diagnosed with ASD increasing every year, schools and teachers would do well to proactively make changes that will allow children of all ability levels to learn and grow in supportive conditions.
Social Interaction Issues
Social interaction is hard for people with ASD, due in large part to the difficulties they have with picking up on non-verbal cues. Someone with autism will nearly always take something you say literally and at face value. They find it very hard to differentiate teasing from bullying; they will struggle to understand humor and sarcasm, and they will often be confused by hyperbole and metaphors.
The ever-shifting rules of behavior are another source of great frustration for people with ASD. They cannot grasp why what is acceptable in the classroom may not be acceptable in the halls, or why shouting in a library is frowned upon but shouting in the playground is encouraged. To make matters worse, personal preference can mean that what is acceptable to one person in a given situation may not be acceptable to a different person in the same situation.
Adding another layer to the already confusing mess of social interactions is the shifting of cultural preferences. For instance, what might have been cool with the child’s peer group in January has suddenly gone out of fashion in March. This applies to everything from clothing choices and music groups to things like words and expressions. Children with autism have tremendous difficulties picking up on and implementing these types of unspoken changes.
The Beehavior Company’s many programs are designed to offer children with ASD the building blocks for navigating these types of confusing social interactions and give them the foundations for understanding how to act in given situations. While there is no perfect solution, your child will be empowered to making better connections to people around them, and hopefully, find interacting with people less scary. Call now to learn more.
Helping you understand the social challenges of children with ASD
- Early Intervention
- Daily Living Skills
- Social Skills
- Challenging behavior
- Caregiver Training
- Toilet Training
- Valued and Dedicated Staff
- Ambition for Self-improvement
- A Therapeutic Approach for the Entire Care Team
- Exercising Empathy
- Brevard County, FL
- Orange County, FL
- Decatur, GA
- Belvedere Park, GA
Spending Time in Groups
Neurotypical (the term used to define people without ASD and other neurological conditions) toddlers are often quite content to be in the company of other children, even if they do not fully interact. This is called parallel play, and while it may not involve communicating or sharing, being in the presence of another child does not cause significant distress. Once the child starts kindergarten, play and interaction become more frequent.
Children on the Autism Spectrum, however, show more reclusive and loner tendencies. Reasons for this can vary from not feeling comfortable with loud noises and too many stimuli, to not liking physical contact. If you notice that your child is displaying solitary tendencies amongst other ASD symptoms, feel free to contact the Beehavior Company for advice and support.
Helping your child to make connections
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