mental health


Question by  wQQdy (121)

How can you help a child who has aspergers, anxiety and sensory issues?

My son was recently diagnosed with Aspergers, he also struggles with anxiety and sensory issues.


Answer by  Chantal (47)

Call around and find a therapist who works with those kinds of disabilities. Go to a visit with your child and talk about different coping mechanisms that both of you can learn. Parents often don't think they need to modify their behaviour, just the child's, but they are wrong. It is very important to learn how to coexist comfortably.


Answer by  timeismoney (994)

While there might be different suggestions for children of different ages, a common theme for children with these concerns is the need to transition more gradually between activities and to have help accommodating to new sensory experiences. It helps to give warnings before changing one activity and going to another.


Answer by  liblue (683)

Acceptance of aspbergers goes along way in helping a child deal with this. Medication and counseling combined with the good home environment is the best total approach. Know that there eill be some challenging days and being inflexible is defeating. Make sure you know how you are feeling emotionally as thes moods will be picked up by the child.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Some things, such as interactions with others, a person has to learn about. Other things, such as clothing that feels awful, a person doesn't need to put up with. Make the sensory experiences as comfortable as possible so the child is less distracted. Be patient and gentle with anxiety.

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