questions on exceptional child

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-28-2004
questions on exceptional child
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Mon, 06-28-2004 - 8:47pm
I am a student in college(also a mother of three and caregiver in my home). I am looking for some answers or suggestions on dealing with an exceptional child. If anyone could help me out that would be wonderful. I am wondering if there is anything in particular that I need to do to make life easier in my home for a child with autism? I am caring for this child and would love to make the adjustment from his home to mine as easy as possible for this three year old. Any comments or suggestions would be great. This child also is a biter and I am wondering if there are any special solutions to stop this action on others as well as on this child himself? Again any help in the area is greatly appreciated.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 06-29-2004 - 7:07am

Hi, I'm Jan, the community leader of the board.

 


 



iVillage Member
Registered: 06-28-2004
Tue, 06-29-2004 - 7:14pm
Jan, Thanks for the ideas. This child is not verbal and does not tend to make eye contact most of the time. I do understand the need for following the families guidelines and we try hard to work at this daily. This child is very hard to redirect usually. He tends to do something he knows he is not allowed to do and when moved away and an attempt is made to envolve him in another activity he will go straight to something else he is not supposed to be doing. We do have some very easy days with him, but more likely than not most days are very challenging.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 06-30-2004 - 7:42am

I realize it's very difficult to work with a child and not be able to communicate effectively.