How to Understand Developmental Differences in Children with Autism

Tuesday Tip – Keep a Balanced Perspective

When observing children who are demonstrating typical development, it becomes immediately obvious that there is a broad range of what is considered acceptable behavior.  In addition, it becomes quite clear that there are some predictable reasons for students not doing what is expected. 

As children with special needs mature, they will experience many of the same challenges and milestones that their peers face.  In addition, they will need to surmount some additional challenges resulting from the learning style differences, communication needs, and other individual personal weaknesses that result from their particular disability. 

It’s important to balance your thinking so you can sort through to see which issues are related to a child’s special needs and which things occur just because kids are kids.



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