Autism and Independence

Autism and Independence

Gaining independence can be rewarding but challenging for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is essential to begin teaching daily living skills even at a young age. For example, can your child complete their morning routine without adult assistance? If not, what do they need help with and how can we teach them these skills. The answer to this is often breaking down the skills into smaller pieces and teaching them in sequence. For example, tying one’s shoes is actually made up of multiple small steps that go in sequential order with each other. Think about each step of the skill(s) that you want to teach your child, break them down, and teaching them one step at a time. This will help put you on a path to great independence. To see how Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can help with this independence, contact us today.