Activities for non verbal kids/ Autism

Communications is a basic needs to interact with society.But non verbal kids are hard to communicate with their surrounding peoples .As a parent/ teacher we can creates such kinds of activities which will help them to interact with people around them and will able to share his/her queries to others.

Non Verbality directly relates to Autism.The kids with autism likes to do all those things which are doing by normal kids.But Autism kids are fail to communicate with people, try to hide themselves and wants alone environment.To recognize the autism in your kids you should watch out their communicate behavior and socially interaction.For example :He/she might tap the jar or put your hand on the jar to say he wants the food.

“When  a child cannot verbalize his basic needs or wants, it can be frustrating for both the parent and Child “

Reinforce the motor behaviour by giving your child the food. Instead of pointing to an object in the distance, actually touch the object to make it more concrete for a nonverbal child.  Pair pointing with a verbal statement with an exaggerated tone; the nonverbal child is much more likely to pick up on this communication. In general, use more visual stimuli, as visual communication is more meaningful and motivating to children with autism.  Other means of providing visual cues include using communication apps or picture books that show images of a given object.  Encourage nonverbal children to tap on the picture or point to it if it is something they need or want. 

Most kids with non-verbal learning disorders have trouble reading emotion in facial cues and body language, so they often don’t know what’s going on in social interactions. They miss the social patterns that other kids pick up automatically, so they don’t know what’s appropriate behaviour in a given situation.

Understanding communication is just as hard to learn as expressing one’s needs. The basic stages of understanding communication are the same as the stages listed above. Your child will understand simple gestures like holding out an object before s/he understands pointing or words. Your child also may need visual symbols like objects or pictures to help him/her understand words. Several considerations in learning to understand others include the following.

1. Don’t assume your child understands words simply because s/he responds to them. Your child may be responding to your tone of voice, to one of your words but not all of them, to a visual cue (such as seeing you put on your coat when you say it’s time to go), or to a familiar routine. In an unfamiliar situation your child might not understand the same words.

2. Your child’s understanding of communication may not be at the same level as his/her expression of communication. For example, your child might understand some words, but only be able to use objects to communicate with you. In contrast, your child may use some words but may not understand many words and may need visual cues to help him/her understand.

3. Using visual cues will always help your child understand because visual thinking is probably a strength for your child. You may help your child understand your communication by holding the object you are talking about, using simple gestures such as pointing, or showing your child a picture.

4. When you are teaching your child to understand you, use simple words and lots of repetition. Before your child can understand the sentence, “This is a cookie,” s/he will learn to understand the word, “cookie.” You can give your child many examples of this word by using it every time s/he asks for a cookie and by using the visual cue of holding or pointing to the cookie.

5. Create opportunities for tactile experiences, such as playing with play dough; use a variety of colours and review the colour names as your child plays.  When engaging in play time, stay close to your child (about 2 to 4 feet away) to help him stay focused.  Use balls as a means of playing with others, and encourage sharing and tossing the balls to each other. Sorting and matching plays to the visual strengths of nonverbal children, and they can gradually learn more complicated cognitive associations.  

6. Academic concepts can be taught through sorting and matching.  You can always give a verbal label to the visual stimuli as well, so children begin to associate words and vocabulary with objects.  Use simple words (i.e., “ball” is easier to remember than “tennis ball”) and keep it consistent.

Researchers have  found that picture-based communication is an effective method of getting nonverbal children to interact and ultimately speak. In this type of intervention, children might exchange pictures with others in order to request things, or to make comments .

“Keep makes eye contact to your non verbal kids because they needs special helps.Parents and siblings plays an important role in their life “

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