Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disabilities that can affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact socially. It is reported that every 1 in 100 children below 10 years has autism in India. You are Thara George, a speech therapist experienced in treating children with special needs. From your experience, you feel that Indian parents in general tend to keep such children away from the normal social structure and are hesitant to get the needed professional help. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily in about 120-150 words, helping the parents to understand strengths of autistic children and encouraging them to help the children reach their full potential by seeking speech therapy. Use the given cues along with your own ideas to compose this letter.
Opinion — Autism is prevalent in India (reference to statistics). Many Indian parents of autistic children are reluctant to give them the needed social exposure to students and to take the needed professional help
- Strengths of autistic children(reference - cues)
- Advantages of speech therapy (reference - cues)
- Encouragement to recognize the amazing potential of autistic children and suggesting how
they can be assisted by speech therapies and professional help to overcome challenges that they are facing