Autistic children and prioritising.

Something I really enjoy doing is organising. Whether it’s a party, a cupboard, a meal, a day out or a sock drawer, I love it!

I tend to make a lot of lists and prioritise each little thing, then get to work.

When my partner Drew and I moved house a few months ago and we had friends come to visit, nothing made me happier than when they said …

“Wow you have a place for everything here!”

I know you may think it’s slightly sad but its just “my thing!”

Now you may not enjoy prioritising as much as I do, but it’s something we all do.

You may prioritise a night in over spin class…

Or dinner with your husband over after work drinks with colleagues…

Or perhaps you prioritise healthy eating over that delicious slice of cake you saw in the coffee shop.

We all prioritise, sometimes we do it without even thinking.

But why am I telling you all this?…

Many children with autism struggle to prioritise. Often if they’re engrossed in thinking about something…

Or they feel the need to finish whatever they’re doing, they find it difficult to snap out of this and take in what’s going on around them.

I’m working with one child who regularly forgets to go to the toilet when he’s totally engrossed in doing or thinking about something…

He often remembers right at the last minute then runs as fast as he can to the bathroom.

You may have seen similar things with your child and wondered why they looked up and acknowledged you when you asked them to “put their shoes on” but continued to play and ignored the instruction altogether.

Prioritising can be a difficult and alien task for autistic children…

So, how can you help your child?

One way of doing this is by making sure that their sensory needs are being met throughout the day.

What do I mean by this?

Well, if your child is totally engrossed in stimming and this stops them from prioritising things they hear and what’s going on around them. Look at what they are getting from the ‘stim’….

Maybe it’s a sensory feeling that you can help them gain a little throughout the day?

For example, doing push and pull exercises with them or taking them to the park/ play area for time on a climbing frame or monkey bars.

In my new paperback book “A Guide To Unlimited Autism Success” I talk in much more detail about to help your child engage with you and what’s going on around them.

I break down strategies step by step so you can easily follow them at home and get results with your child.

Get your copy of “A Guide To Unlimited Autism Success” here

When this book goes to print on 10th May 2016, it will retail for a minimum of £21.00… But pre-order your copy today and you can get it for just £15 with FREE delivery anywhere in the world.

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Speak with you soon, until then

Live every moment, Love beyond words and make a difference today…

Emma Ottaway

The Ambitious Autism Ambassador

P.S. Pre-order ‘A Guide To Unlimited Autism Success’ today and if at the end of it you don’t think the proven tips and strategies inside will help your child progress quicker than you previously imagined. Simply drop me an email and I’ll refund all your money… and you don’t even have to send it back to me.