On a scale of one to ten, ten being the best eye contact in the world. Where did they fall? No matter what you think, if your child has autism, their eye contact can and should improve. If you think your child has good eye contact, that’s good, but you want spectacular eye contact…or else, you wouldn’t be reading this.
The key to obtaining eye contact is to position yourself to wear eye contact is not difficult for your child. i.e. on their level, not looking down at them, not standing behind them. If they are lying on the floor, you get on the floor etc…
Don’t be afraid to ask them to look at you. If they are talking, wait until they are finished and then ask them to look at your eyes and repeat themselves. If your child zones out sounds, point to your eyes with a huge smile on your face.
If you are playing with toys, play with them on your eye level rather than on the floor or table. Hold items close to your eyes. This gives your child the opportunity to look at your eyes more often if the toy or item is right next to them. Do the same when they want something. Pick the item up and say, “Do you want…” meanwhile holding the object right next to your eyes
Lastly, when your child does look at you tell them how great that is, how it makes you happy, how their eyes are gorgeous and you love looking at them. Think about it, if someone was telling you this every time you looked at them you would probably look more often, wouldn’t you?
Author : Deep