Autistic Kids and Cameras: A Good Combination - Autism Awareness

Autistic Kids and Cameras: A Good Combination

Verbal communication can be an area of difficulty for people with autism. Using a camera can be an alternate way of communicating and most children love to use them. Looking at what they take pictures of, angles, colours, and details can give you a peek into how the person with autism sees the world. We put our daughter in a photography course and she excelled. Shy and socially withdrawn, her pictures told a story that she could never tell with words. Using her own camera gave her a sense of control and competancy. There are no right or wrong photos and a complex set of skills are not required in order to take pictures. Cameras are relatively inexpensive and photos are easy to download.

If you are wanting to buy a camera for a child with autism, but don’t know what you should take into consideration, have a look at this article from the Autism Daily Newscast.

Tags: , , .

Editorial Policy: Autism Awareness Centre believes that education is the key to success in assisting individuals who have autism and related disorders. Autism Awareness Centre’s mission is to ensure our extensive autism resource selection features the newest titles available in North America. Note that the information contained on this web site should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice.

Read Our Full Editorial Policy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *