Technology is everywhere around us. We use it to order food, to buy what we want, or to communicate with our loved ones. At the same time, children are also exposed to the screen every day, sometimes with consequences if not controlled. Parents of children with autism know that they struggle with repetitive and obsessive behavior. While digital devices are helpful tools, for an autistic child a video games has a strong pull. A harmful one that keeps him glued to the screen for hours, turning his lifestyle into a sedentary one. But don't worry! By monitoring your child's screen time, you can help them develop the necessary skills to grow.
This article provides tips for handling screen time in children with autism so that parents can feel confident that their child is getting the most out of their digital experiences.