Uniqueness is something that is innate in all of us, but sometimes there are those who are born that are truly unique and these children are what we know as neurodivergent children. These kids are born with a disability, oftentimes these are neurodevelopmental disabilities and, on some cases, these are chromosomal disabilities.
But no matter the category these kids are born special, with special needs and at some point, in their lives they typically need assistance in their day-to-day activities. Here are some simple ways where you can help them.
Here’s one simple way that you can help a neurodivergent child by simply trying to understand them. Yes, it might sound too simple to comprehend but such act is actually quite assuring not only for the child but also for the parents as well.
When we try to understand a neurodivergent child, we try to stay calm and be calm on how we treat the child rather than be discouraged on their lack of ability to do certain specific tasks, rather we can be calm and be patient on how we deal with them and give them the space to act and be themselves.
As part of the child’s support network one of the best things that you can do for them is to celebrate with them in their small wins. The power of small wins has always been emphasized in the aspect of growth and development and achieving goals, and neurodivergent children are not exempted from such concept, even so they are fit with the concept of small wins because they are the ones who are constantly lagging behind everyone else that they often feel left out.
So,you help you can help celebrate their small wins with them and while this success might seem small and insignificant to other people, but for the child these developments are big and significant for them because each small step is a milestone that they worked hard for.
Building a support network for these children is quite challenging at times, because in reality one cannot expect others to fully understand the behaviour of the child and only a few has that enough maturity and understanding to really empathize and care for the child especially if they are not family.
Institutions like Brain Train’s culture and atmosphere helps create a support network that helps the child and builds support for the families as well, because it is not only the child that needs support but also the parents of the child with special needs.
Sometimes it takes a little bit of love not only from the family of the child with special needs but also from the support network of the family to make things happen in terms of helping the neurodivergent child. The reality is the world will always be harsh on them but at least that support from others stands strong for them.