4. Developing social skills
Parents certainly have a key role in improving the lives of autistic children, but it requires professional skills to make further progress. Specialized speech therapists help to develop the child’s limited language skills. With younger children, in particular, play therapy assists the child to improve their abilities to interact with others. As these children develop, they also require assistance understanding how other people express their emotions and the proper way to respond. The social skills that form naturally with ordinary people need to be nurtured with autistic individuals.