A lack of intuitive social ability is a hallmark of autism. A child with ASD may need social skills training throughout childhood and into adulthood, layer by layer, with basic skills leading to higher-level skills, which in turn branch out into the most complex skills required of adults living and working in the community. Thus, in this group Children with ASD and their siblings come together and engage in activities that improve their Communication, Social skills, Life skills and Executive Function skills.
Communication-Communication is a social act and unless one is conducting a monologue with one’s self, it involves at least one other person. Communication within a social situation can be more challenging than just understanding the words of others. Children with autism spectrum disorder may:
Life skills-Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable humans to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life.Typically, children with autism may have difficulty with;
Executive function skills- Executive functions consist of several mental skills that help the brain organize and act on information. These skills enable people to plan, organize, remember things, prioritize, pay attention and get started on tasks. They also help people use information and experiences from the past to solve current problems.Individuals with ASD often lack the ability to use skills related to executive functioning like planning, sequencing and self-regulation.It will be an on-going process to build this skill, as it is something that is challenging for most of those with ASD.