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Practical tips for connecting with your neurodivergent child

Practical tips for connecting with your neurodivergent child

We all want the best for our children. We want to see them grow, thrive, and succeed in all aspects of life. But for many parents of neurodivergent children, the journey to achieving this can often be filled with challenges and uncertainties.

In an exclusive interview with Dr. Temple Grandin, she shared her insights on how to form meaningful connections with neurodivergent children and identify the essential skills needed to support their development.

Dr. Grandin, a renowned author, scientist, and autism advocate, has a unique perspective on this topic. As someone on the autism spectrum herself, she has firsthand experience of what it's like to navigate the world as a neurodivergent individual.

One of the key points that Dr. Grandin mentioned, is the importance of forming meaningful connections with neurodivergent children. She suggested using a child's interests to connect with them, such as engaging in an activity they enjoy. This not only helps to build a bond between parent and child, but it also allows them to make connections and see the relevance of what they are learning.

Another essential aspect of parenting a neurodivergent child is identifying the crucial skills that need to be included in their programs and supports. Dr. Grandin emphasized the need for a broad range of skills, not just academic ones. She listed examples such as developing independence and social skills.


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Practical tips for connecting with your neurodivergent child

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