This back and forth interaction and consequent emotional regulation, builds a relationship of trust between the guide and apprentice.
The image below elucidates:
Dear Concerned Mom,
Can you see how you helped your child deal with her emotions?
Go back to the party scenario.
You didn’t know how to help your child in the moment.
But if you keep practicing this in the natural environment at home, you are training your child’s brain to regulate.
As you continue to co participate with your child, your child will become emotionally regulated.
Your child will be able to control his/her own anger issues.
I believe this with my life as my students and my own son, stand in testimony to this potent intervention.
Try it out. You have nothing to lose.
If you’d like to explore potent, teaching and guiding techniques, reach out to us at- firstname.lastname@example.org
Kamini Lakhani is the founder and director of SAI Connections. She has been providing services in the field of autism for more than 25 years and is the authorized director of Professional Training for RDI in India and the Middle East. She is also the mother of a young adult with autism.