Keep Your Instruction Positive

TIP: Keep Your Instruction Positive

When giving instruction or direction to your child with Autism, be sure to keep your language positive. Your instruction should tell your child what TO do, not what NOT to do! Minimize the use of “stop” and “don’t” when giving instructions. For example, if your expectation for your child is to remain in their chair for lunch, it is more effective to say “sit in the chair” rather than saying “stop getting out of your chair and running around the room”.  Saying “sit in the chair” clearly and concisely reiterates your lunch time expectations for your child. Your child could stop running around the room but never accomplish the desired expectation of sitting in the chair for lunch. Let’s work this week to eliminate unnecessary instruction and stick to using positive language to effectively communicate our expectations. Praying for you all! Share your successes with us at

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Impact Church is a multi-campus church which exists to passionately serve God and His people! You can join us on Saturdays and Sundays in Greensboro, North Carolina and Reidsville, North Carolina. Our church consists of a very diverse group of people from all walks of life. This kind of diversity has created a melting pot of not only cultures and personalities, but of talents and giftings. Therefore Impact Church is blessed to be able to offer various ministries geared toward your interests. Worship services at Impact Church are engaging, powerful and very refreshing. You will feel the presence of God through the talented praise band, the relaxed and inclusive preaching and the intimate relationships formed in the congregation. All are welcomed at Impact Church, regardless of your circumstance in life. We invite singles, married couples and children, and have specialized care provided for children with special needs. We trust you’ll make new friendships that can change your life, but more importantly, we will walk beside you as you grow in your relationship with Christ. View all posts by Impact Church

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