Victoria Inyama schools parents on autism disorder
Nollywood actress, Victoria Inyama has been speaking on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children.
Victoria revealed in a post on Instagram that she has a son with the disorder but because she was enduring domestic abuse in her marriage, she didn’t really notice, coupled with the fact that she had never heard the word, or knowing what it is.
According to her, ASD is a developmental disorder that can cause significant social, communication and behavioural challenges.
She then went on to school parents on the types, and tips on reading.
“AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) is a Developmental Disorder that can cause significant Social, Communication & Behavioural challenges. There are 4 major types 1, Autistic disorder
2, Asperger’s syndrome
3, Pervasive Developmental disorder (PDD-NOS)
4, Childhood Disintergrative Disorder, this is the rarest but most severe part of the spectrum, the child may later develop a Seizure disorder.
AUTISM can be diagnosed by 18, sadly l was enduring Domestic abuse & didn’t really notice coupled with the fact that I had never heard the word talkless of knowing what it is.
I do know about the Stigma 🤦🏽♀️😰🙄
I was blamed for having him by his dad & a Pastor…..🤔🙄
My baby is the sweetest most amazing human.
Yes, there’s loads of work as a Parent So l pray God strengthens You as he does me…
Lots of love, Patience, Routine etc.
I also do believe in Prayers & Miracles….You should too….God bless Us All
“TIPS ON READING:
Always read in an empty room/ quiet/calm
#Use books with pictures/ big images so they can also see to sound it…
#Keep reading time as short as possible & do read anytime they tell you they feel like reading apart from the set time.
#Provide constant Repitition & Praise
#Be very Patient, allow him time to absorb everything that you are both reading at his own pace…
#Encourage the child to sound out words and explain the meaning of the word
#Every autistic child is Different 💚 Understand that they are doing their Best💜 Instead of defaulting to an Authoritarian Attitude. It’s more effective to take a Collaborative, Compassionate and Understanding approach……
Dedication and lots of Love. You can do it….com’on let’s go 💜💚🧡❤💚💜”