Can Meditation work for kids on the Autistic Spectrum?
“Had a lovely session with one of my students with ASD today. This is my 3rd session with him and it’s been tough to get him on board as he felt he didnt ‘need help to relax and that it was a waste of his time!’ Today he spent over an hour completely absorbed in creating a Mandala from natural objects. Wow just wow!!! Love my job “
Louise, Connected Kids tutor-in-training
Meditation and mindfulness –
to help kids on the Autism Spectrum
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In my experience of teaching meditation (sometimes called mindfulness) I’ve noticed over the years how it’s become a popular way to help adults and children reduce the symptoms of stress and support a healthier lifestyle.
From teaching, I already knew how effective meditation was for kids, but I asked myself “could children, with additional support needs, learn meditation? Can young people with autism or ADHD benefit from mindful activities?”
Well let me assure you – yes they can. Most important of all, you are more than capable of teaching them this life skill.
Since 2003, I have been guiding adults in how to teach children and teens meditation. From this experience I have witnessed many of the benefits associated with meditation (improved focus/concentration, self regulation, improved sleep patterns and emotional intelligence) are available to children with special needs.