Children with autism are easy overloaded with information. How do we address the use of media for kids on the spectrum?
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The marketing claims of apps aren’t actual evidence of effectiveness. Colors and numbers are great, but those on the spectrum face greater challenges socially and emotionally. They really need to learn how to interface with other people and handle their emotions. There’s not an app for that.
Help your children learn about persuasive design. Assist them in managing communications via social media so they feel comfortable. Your children should expect you to share their early social media experiences so they have success using it.
Encourage your children to use Skype or FaceTime to connect with family.
Watch for signs of overuse. Lack of sleep, failure to go outside and enjoy physical activity, and reduced in-person interaction are red flags. If your child gets stuck or upset after a particular game, eliminate the game from the rotation.
Listen as Dr. Jenny Radesky joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share best practices for media use by kids with autism.
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