The advent of the novel coronavirus on the planet has brought a lot of changes for all of us, especially children. One such drastic change that happened in the lives of children is the concept of virtual learning. Well, before the pandemic, it was merely a concept. As the cases started to increase, the schools worldwide shut down, with an estimated 1.2 billion children sitting at home. This has led the schools to take up the possibility of virtual learning to ensure the continuity of education among children. Currently, students around the globe have adapted differently to virtual learning- while some find it extremely comfortable without any distractions, others find it remarkably difficult to concentrate. However, virtual learning is particularly challenging for kids with the autistic spectrum- a group of tiny tots who find consistency and routine very important in their life.Read more
Children with Autistic spectrum disorder have poor social skills. They fail to understand facial expressions or emotions in other people. Each child with ASD would need his or her own individualized behavioral program to help them with these differences.
Getting your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder on to a Flight could be a nightmare for some of you. Children with ASD can have meltdowns in environments that are unfamiliar and alien for them. These meltdown can result in security concerns at the airports like the wearing of seat belts, issues of being seated while take-off and landing, and many more. Many airports have started providing special training to airline staff and airport staff to handle individuals with autism and cater with their needs.
ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain disorder that could result in hyperactivity among the children affected. Practicing preventive measures of COVID 19, like physical distancing and social isolation can lead to unforeseen changes that may worsen the symptoms of ADHD or lead to other mental health conditions like anxiety or depression in children.Read more
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