Autism Paradigm Shift
How to Help Diagnosed Autistic Kids Reach Important Steps Towards Social Inclusion:
In recent years, the study of the autism spectrum disorder has increased the scientific community's interest in finding the real cause of autism. Autism has been considered a disease that needs to be repaired or cured. It has created a paradigm in the collective unconscious as a perception of pity or regret.
The best way to achieve integration and social inclusion of people diagnosed with autism is through acceptance and respect for the differences between human beings.
This can be achieved through the following steps:
1. A social paradigm shift represents looking at autism through a different lens. From a new social approach, autism-diagnosed children should be considered members of a society with common interests and needs, with some differences in how their brains work and process information.
2. Children with autism are treated effectively through several interventions, which are delivered early by qualified personnel and supported by other stakeholders, such as teachers and parents (Smith et al., 2015). This is why there are different special educational foundation processes for a large population of children with special needs with a significant learning process.
3. Comprehensive classroom management is necessary for developing a positive teacher-student relationship, which is essential in managing student behavior. Although the aim of education is the same for normal challenged students, educators should develop a target-oriented curriculum that sets clear learning objectives and is capable of motivating further learning.
4. In the school environment, educators should carry out deeper readings on students' behaviors on the possibility of replacing behavior because some emotional behaviors are influenced by culture. Thus, they should establish a behavior intervention plan which assists in monitoring student behavior. A psycho-educational approach should be encouraged, as it enables students to develop autonomy as well as a positive image (Taylor & Sternberg, 2012).
5. Explore different ways of communicating with people with autism; they do not understand the meaning of many of the words, and their difficulty in understanding it can generate frustration, generally socially conceived as behavioral problems.
6. The lack of social knowledge about the particular forms of expression and reactions of people under the spectrum of autism considers them a problem and not an integral part of human diversity.
7. Create a healthy cognitive environment from Neurodiversity where there are no correct or incorrect forms of mental processing.