Teaching children with intellectual disabilities at home during COVID-19

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Parents are now becoming teachers with schools closed for the year. Chelsea withers takes a look now at how a parent who has two children with autism has been adapting to our new reality. In a time of uncertainty, children with intellectual disabilities can find this even more difficult because it’s not the everyday routine they’ve become used to we’re gon na. Do that, and that seems to help them a lot.

I think you know there’s so much uncertainty right now. So, knowing what to expect is important for it, Martinson explained that one way, she’s teaching her two children who have autism about what’s happening in the current Covid19 world, is through a social story when expert, even noting the importance of telling them what’s happening about. What’s going on, but there are germs out there. Those germs are called a virus and right now, because we don’t have any cure for the virus. We have to practice social distancing. Autistic adults are also being stripped away from their everyday routine and, although they may not be as confused, emotions can still run high.

I’m scared because death rates people survive, but there is something anyone with intellectual challenges can do to help cope with what’s happening. Physical exercise, whether you’re, 6 or 16 or 56 is really important for children and adults. When working with your child, it’s important to remember that they typically pick up on how you are feeling so try your hardest to remain optimistic with them.

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