The 80/20 Rule That Applies to Kids with Autism
Parents of autistic children living in New Jersey may already know a bit about the 80/20 rule. It has to do with 20% input and 80% output. For example, when it comes to a business, 20% of the people working for that business may be responsible for 80% of the outcome. It’s not uncommon for the 80/20 rule to apply to different scenarios throughout society. So, does it work for those with autism?
Yes! Roughly 20% of an autistic child’s behavior is responsible for the different challenges they’ll face while living life as a person on the spectrum. Not only are the autistic children facing challenges, but so are their loved ones, including their parents and everyone else living in the household. For example, parents of autistic children can experience stress and frustration over the challenges their child faces, including speech delays, random outbursts, and difficulty socializing with others.
While it’s normal for parents to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and even frustrated because of what they’re experiencing with their child, the best way to overcome those feelings is to regularly apply the 80/20 rule to the situation. When we use this rule, it becomes that much easier to create the best therapy programs to meet the needs of autistic children by addressing that 20% before anything else. As a result, those on the spectrum can get more involved and participate in the kinds of things that the average neurotypical human engages in each day and may often take for granted.
Our team relies on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to help autistic children behave better while getting through life a bit easier. We offer a nurturing and loving environment where children can feel safe, comfortable, and accepted. In addition, our hardworking professionals have the knowledge, skill, and patience required when working with autistic children and young adults. Allow us to relieve some of your stress while providing your child with the support and assistance they need and deserve. Our company currently provides services to those that are between the ages of 0 and 21. Reach out to us today to book your consultation for services!