If you are a parent of an autistic child, most probably you have witnessed your kid improving either through therapy or through your own efforts. Here are some top facts how neuroplasticity can help autism:
New neural pathways are created via the act of practicing consistently new behaviors and habits.
The brain is much more pliable between birth and two, between age 4 and 6, and during puberty.
When you establish any new habit or routine like walking each day or playing an instrument, neurons explode and create new pathways in the brain.
The brains of autistic children may change and grow better and stronger, acquiring learning capabilities and overcoming barriers and limitations in incredible ways.
Provided with ideal conditions, autistic children who were formerly unable to feel and perceive a difference in what they feel, smell, see, or hear, these same children were able to perceive differences and started changing immediately for the better.
Because movement is the language of the brain, this helps the brain grow and form. When a kid is attentive to what he feels while moving, his brain starts developing new connections at a very fast rate. Try several times to incorporate during the day when you assist your child feel himself as he moves. You can manage this by describing his movements as they are occurring, or by moving him slowly and gently and being extremely attentive to feelings you feel as you move him.
The human brain is a remarkable organ that can develop new pathways with the right conditions. Use the brain’s neuroplasticity to improve on any deficits in your autistic child.