72. Ripping the Band Aid Off on Electronics

podcast Feb 03, 2022

Our life is surrounded by technology. Electronics are a part of everyone’s life but it is important that you understand the negative effects too much screen time can be causing for our children with autism.

Some studies suggest that increased screen time in young children is associated with decreased cognitive ability, impaired language development, mood, and autistic-like behavior including hyperactivity, short attention span, and irritability.

You have to establish clear rules, boundaries, and schedules for electronic use.  Until you RIP OFF THAT BAND-AID of their dependency on electronics they don’t have the need to have any other interest.

Listen with an open mind.  Be willing to consider that making some changes just might work.