Many parents might be thinking of Can an Autistic Child Learn, study and play?... Well why not, while children with autism spectrum disorders are twice as likely to spend lots of time in front of a screen as typical kids, a new study made by the National Longitudinal Transition Study suggests that there's an opportunity to use interactive devices to encourage social learning.
According to the study nearly 90% of the children studied, spend little time interacting with others or engaging in a social media activities online, and more than half of them don't do it at all. It also highlights an opportunity for parents and educators to capitalize on this greater interest that autistic children have in sitting in front of a screen. The study suggests that more parents should seek ways to encourage more interactive, social activities using these vehicles.
Educating autistic children can be challenge in the best of circumstances. Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects social and communication skills. A "spectrum" disorder that results as they generally cant understand other thoughts and motivations, and so they aren't able to respond appropriately to their environment and form relationships with other people. When comes to Education, for the most part, it is the responsibility of Public School Districts.
As per the experts, the research suggests that super-sensitive touch screens could also play a major role as therapy devices for people with autism and other development disabilities. The increasing availability of tablets and smart-phones are a wide range of apps and games to encourage interactively and fun could help children with AMD's get more out of their screen time.
As the world celebrates World Autism Awareness Day, there are people working to educate autistic children, teach them to learn against their disability. So, do not keep Autistic children away from education. So lets join hands together to spread the awareness that Autistic children do have the right and ability to Learn and play.
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