Teach Your Child to Play

The game is one of the forms that the human being has of self-expression and self-exploration. Fundamental in the structuring of children’s thinking, the construction of language, and the objective representation of reality.

The game contributes to the development by providing the child with a sense of mastery over their own body and the environment.

Autism and games

Games can stimulate different skills, such as:

  • Social: the child learns to relate to others. Also through the game the child gets knowledge of cultural norms.
  • Motor, sensory and perception: the sensory and motor activity teaches the child the capabilities and limitations of his own body and the world around him. Besides, the activities produce a release of excessive energy, restoring the corporal equilibrium freeing the child to initiate new tasks.
  • Emotional: the game gives the child the power to express their feelings without fear of punishment and helps them learn to control their frustrations and impulses. This control provides self-confidence and potential adaptation to future needs. The game is fun, opens a world of joy, humor, and creativity.
  • Cognitive: the child learns to manipulate events and objects in the internal and external environment.

Children with ASD have few interests, tendencies to repeat tasks, and present numerous self-stimulations.

To your child with ASD:

  • Make you enjoy more experiences.
  • Find new activities.
  • Teach him to identify the cause of things.
  • Organizes short cycle activities giving them a functional use.

By carrying out guided activities your child will be able to:

  • Improve the attention.
  • Learn how to use objects and toys.
  • Your behavior will improve.
  • It will increase your self-esteem through success in group activities.

 

Motivate your child and teach him to play, this will bring many benefits for him.

At Autism Soccer, we have educational learning programs for your child with soccer sessions for more personal development.

The game contributes to the development by providing the child with a sense of mastery over his own body and the environment.

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Feeling of Failure in Autism

The environment, in general, can be very hostile towards people within the autism spectrum disorder; either by sensory saturation, by incomprehension of what’s happening, by zero empathy on the part of others towards him or her. We’re talking about an environment that makes it difficult daily, and as a result, we see that those pleasant moments are scarce.

But we must not forget that the person can develop a sustained sense of failure, an aspect that often begins in childhood. When a child with problems managing his own emotions and frustration presents explosive behaviors, he receives, in many cases, a correction of inappropriate behavior. That is, in the face of frustration at not being able to do something, he gets an attitude that he perceives as correct.

Autism and failure

This feeling of failure accompanies low self-esteem. A problem that, although many believe it wakes up in adolescence, we can begin to observe it in childhood. And there’s nothing sadder than seeing 5-year-olds with low self-esteem, although it’s sadder to see that nobody notices.

This can difficult the social life of the person with autism, and generate not only anxiety, frustration, and irritability, but also a sensation of failure. This can lead the person with autism to never assume new challenges in the future; creating a depressing feeling, which must be identified and stopped as soon as possible.

Working the self-determination and independence of the person is fundamental. It’s very important that we have as one of our objectives to promote independence, always create the necessary supports, and make sure that the person understands the process so he can succeed. The emotional reinforcer, always suitable to the age and environment of the person with autism, must be present in every step of the process.

Promoting independence and self-determination will strengthen the emotional state, the person must understand that things don’t always come out the first time.

The states of anxiety in people with autism are present since childhood. Understanding this is essential to develop educational and intervention programs in autism.

A program of emotional reinforcement is indicated for these situations.

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