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susielee045
Feb 12, 2018

How to train child to be independent?

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Like how to toilet train child to go toilet himself.

 

And also to get dressed, brush teeth and eat breakfast?

 

every morning we take long time to help child do this.

Sanjay
Mar 1, 2018

Dear Parent,

This is a daily chore and it can be quite daunting and time consuming,

To answer your question in short, as a professional, we look at the developmental prerequisites. If the child has acquired those prerequisites then it's just the setting up the right routine.

If the child has not acquired those, then we facilitate at both ends - facilitate the developmental prerequisites as well as routine training.

If the child does not cooperate, then we look at the behavioral aspect of this and work on that.

The prerequisites are -

1. Body Awareness and ability to use his body with control in various play activities.

2. Awareness of self, space and others.

3. Ability to understand front and back.

4. for toilet training - most of the professionals work with the time chart, which is available on the net.

 

However, many children on autism spectrum display different types of issues and it's advisable to discuss this with an occupational therapist or psychologist.

 

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