31 January 2020

Mother's guide to Autism

Imagine someone is blowing a trumpet, some music playing in the background, lots of people moving in front of you and someone is teaching you and has sealed your lips so that you cannot express your feelings and still expects you to listen. Can you? How would you feel? Frustrated? Feeling like just screaming and throwing things? Yes, welcome to the world of autistic children. They go through something like this every day. Their brain cannot filter out unimportant things like far off sounds. When we are in a class or listening to someone, our brain automatically filters out unimportant sounds or less important information coming in. But their brain cannot. We can express and communicate, but their weakness lies in expression and communication.

28 January 2020

Let's pay Attention

Attention and focus, sitting still to finish an activity, be it play or academics, engaging with peers, or to and fro interaction with the person in front seems like a herculean task to most of our children today. Sensory issues, rigidity in behaviour, not open to changes, motor issues etc. in autism or any other developmental delays does nothing to ease out the problem.  Why are children so inattentive and either lost in their own world or in the world of gadgets?

24 January 2020

Let’s Write...

How to teach writing? I am often asked this question and as a therapist working with children in the Early Intervention Group... I quote Julie Andrews from the movie, “The Sound of Music” , “Let’s start at the very beginning a very good place to start...”

15 January 2020

Let’s Play...

What is the occupation of a child? ... To play...Yes! It's as simple as that, and there is tremendous potential in play. The truth though is somewhere while teaching A,B,C, 1,2,3 we have forgotten to let our children play.

11 January 2020

Imitation: The First Step Towards Learning

In my profession as a special educator I always meet parents, anxiety written on their face and thousands of questions racing through their minds. I am a parent too, being the mother of an autistic child I suddenly rewind back to those days, when I was on the opposite side.

21 December 2019

An unseen beautiful world

This world itself is very beautiful, but the real beauty lies in the eyes of the viewer. Everyone has their own way of looking at it. Kids on the autism spectrum too have their own way of looking at it and it is equally beautiful. The beauty they can see in things we can't see. Its their beautiful world and we should respect it. If we really want them to understand our world then we need to understand their world first. Once we do that then transition wont be that difficult.

17 December 2019

Just believe and see miracles happen!!!

Children beyond bounds is a small initiative to bring all of us together and fight the ASD battle. It would be great if you can also contribute by writing about your experience in this blog. Blog writing helps in relieving lot of stress, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just write what you feel and like to share....
Read..learn and write..this is what it is all about..
lets start sharing....
Together we can!!!

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