Lifestyle Management for Autism


Since Autism is a lifelong condition early intervention might benefit autistic children and their family members. Many special kids are taught to cope up with their condition. They need both physical and mental assistance throughout their lives. The following lifestyle changes may help the autistic child to help both in school and socio-environmental.

Deploy behavioural technique

Working with a behavioural therapist and their guidelines will help you and your child. This technique involves rewarding the desired behaviour and the therapist put attention to enhancing those. Many studies proved that such kind techniques and treatment methods improved social, language and behavioural skills among the autism children.

Schedule the routine Mealtime

Autistic child as we said they are more sensitive to the crowded kitchen with a bright light which may induce their stress. Serving meals to the kids at the same time will help to reduce the stress. If the child is found to be light-sensitive, dim the lights. Allow them to pick their favourite food and place for eating.

Joining support groups

Support groups might be helpful to talk or listen to people who are going through the same problem. It could be a huge source of information about what services are available in your area and the provider details.

Be careful about unusual sensitivities

No one can know that what an autistic person receives from the senses exactly. They can feel a hug as an assault, whispers as roars, and clothes like sandpaper. New rules are adopted in the case of an autistic child.

Avoid distractions

The child may not be able to bear the surprise or shock and altered things from the place will upset the autistic children effectively.

Task organization

Even simple tasks must be broken down into small parts to ease their activities which may help to keep the child on track. Visual activity schedules will help them to increase their perception levels.

Pay attention to nonverbal cues

If you are a clean observer, you might pick on the nonverbal cues that autistic children use to communicate. One shall pay attention to the sounds they make, facial expressions, gestures, tired.

Create a home as a safety zone

Keep a creative and attractive room for the child to relax, feel secure. The parents need to safeguard the house and kid’s room, particularly if the child is with tantrums or self-injury behaviour.

Jeevaniyam Ayurveda Hospital and Research Center, Kerala offers a high-profile Treatment for Autistic Children. Dr Reshmi Pramod, an experienced professional in treating autistic children and her team members teach the lifestyle management for autism not only to the kids but also to parents.

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