Intervening with autistic child at home
Avika – an 11 year old differently abled cheerful autistic child
(ASD child) – is partially developed in her ADL skills. She can
do scribbling with fair grasp on pencil; recognise and match
numbers up to 4; respond to some basic verbal prompts; and
colour shapes with strokes. Her mother brought Avika to
Disha for consultations since she being tuaght by the mother
With any change in envionment or presence of outsiders, she becomes less interested in
learning and doing an activity when instructed. Mother was interested about Avika’s further
academic learning and wanted to know what should be done with Avika at home. It seemed that
Avika’s learning can be systematized with mother as an interventionist-teacher for the time
A suggested successive drawing of an almirah or cupboard is given below
Intervention: What to do next?
An intervention around cupboard may be developed Avika recognizes this object at home and is
interested in it.
Learning sheets be prepared that must include flash cards for sight vocabulary
Multi-modal learning with visual intelligence as the base needs to be attempted
Multi-sensory experience of cupboard be provided
Activity of daily life of opening, closing, cleaning and arranging the cupboard be provided
Cut–and-paste and tear-and-paste activity should be done to get the shape of cupboard
Staggered micro-learning be attempted
Number 1 to 5 should be mastered after pre-number activities
Addition concept with objects after mastery on five numbers be taken up
Formalize cognitive development through activity and worksheets.