Women's Health

Important tips of working with babies with special needs

Written by Doris Fincher

Every child is born with some special abilities, unique set of skills and talents. Often as parents, we tend to forget that we need to let our child grow with love and care as they need us the most at their tender age. But as they grow they slowly start making a good space for themselves. Unfortunately, not all kids have this ability and some of them are born with special needs. These kids also need to be heard and understood and must not be ignored. Here are some important things you need to know while working with such babies.

Interaction is Must:

Most of the people who have babies with special need feels frustrated and disappointed. But let me tell you families who are gifted with such babies must never lose hopes. Today, there are so many kids and adults with special needs who are doing wonders, scoring well in Olympics and making their own career and path. Their main reason of motivation and support was their family. Interact more and understand their problems as this will only help them get encouragement to do something better in life.

Joining a support group

The mere fact that having a child, with some issues can be a frustrating affair. You may like to share your grief with someone, but people will only understand if they have been in the same situation. You are likely to have a shoulder to lean upon someone who is in the same boat. You can meet online, at each other ‘s residence etc. If there is no such group in your area you can take the initiative to start one in you area.

Observation always does wonders:

You need to observe their behavioral pattern and understand that their mode of communication is through their behavior. Make sure you always have a lookout for their difference and think well on what is your kid’s behavior is while making a communication with you. If you are not sure about it then it is better to have other adult’s advice with same kids on the same.

You need to be patient:

At every step, you need to be extremely patient and careful about what you teach them and how well do they grasp. Besides it is better to carry a flexible approach. If your kid does not have good motor skills, then help the kid understand about the motions and involve some other kids to practice on the side lines for sometimes. For such kids, sometimes learning and brushing up certainly skills may be time taking but that does not mean you need to lose your patience. Remember, patience is a key to success and so will you achieve the same if you carry it while letting your kid learn about new things.

No one else knows your child better than you do. Of course, doctors and therapists can be your best sources. But if you have kids with special needs then you need to understand their way of communication and what they expect from you. Communication should be from both the sides so try to be cooperative and have patience at the growing age of your kid and you will realize that they are no different than other children but definitely special one born in your family.

 

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