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Making eye contact can be very difficult for children with Autism. This video will teach you some simple steps using the ABA technique shaping that can help your child improve with eye contact over time! It is simple and easy to do and very effective! <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

[Music]
hey guys my name is Jessica likewise I’m
the CEO of hope education services I’m
passionate about helping families all
over the world that are affected by
office and learn how to help their kids
so I make these videos for families just
like you so you can come on and learn a
bit about how to help your child be
really successful in all areas of their
life so I’m going to be talking today
about a strategy that you can use to
help your child with autism to make eye
contact now we know that for kids with
autism they don’t necessarily make eye
contact and it can be really difficult
for them
well intrinsically they don’t see that
as a way of communication they don’t
understand that they can communicate
with us that way so when we’re talking
about teaching kids to make eye contact
we’re trying to teach them that that’s
the way that they can communicate now
anytime that you’re trying to teach
someone a way to communicate the best
way to start is by teaching them to ask
for things that they want so kids are
more much much more likely to make eye
contact if you have something that they
want because they’re gonna be super
super motivated so for the purpose of
this video I just have this as a
meditation stim that I keep in my desk
and I’m gonna be using this so what
you’re gonna do essentially when you’re
teaching kids with with to make eye
contact I’m gonna take you through this
step process that I use and you’re gonna
have something that they want always
always have something that they want
your ideally this could probably be some
sort of food just because they can and
it should be small and it should be some
kind of food where they can have lots of
it because you want to give them lots
and lots of opportunities to practice so
they love goldfish that would be a
perfect thing or pretzels or MMS
anything maybe M&Ms they can have a lot
of but anything that they consume a lot
of so you can make sure you can keep
practicing it anything that they want
for this will work assuming that it’s
small enough because once you see what
I’m gonna be doing you’re gonna
understand why it needs to be small and
it can change it doesn’t have to be the
same thing every time so it could be
something different every day or and you
could be literally doing this all day
every day in fact you should be doing
this all day every day so essentially
you’re going to have the item that your
child once you’re going to
hold it like this and then you’re gonna
say look and you’re gonna flip your
wrist and you’re gonna bring it to your
eyes now make sure they’re looking at
what they want this will not work if
they’re not looking at what they want so
the idea is that when you flick your
wrist here moving your wrist up it’s
lifting the object up and you’re
bringing it up and you’re gonna stop at
your eyes they’re gonna follow the
object they’re gonna track the object
and make eye contact with you and then
the second you they make eye contact
with you you have to give it to them as
a matter of fact it’s supposed to happen
within half a second neurologically the
brain does not associate a reinforcer
the after they want is a reinforcer in
this case unless they get it within half
a second of the behavior so give it to
them as fast as you possibly can
now you’re gonna do that for a really
long time until they’re consistently
making eye contact when you say look and
you bring it to their eyes when it’s
consistent then you’re gonna go on to
step two
that’s you’re gonna be doing the same
thing you’re gonna have something they
want you’re gonna say look you’re gonna
flick your wrist and bring it up to your
nose but if they continue looking at the
object and they stop with the
Internode’s they don’t get it they only
get it if you bring it to your eyes this
is a neck technique actually called
shaping which is an ABA technique I made
a video about what’s shaping yes if you
want to have a better understanding
about it just look for that video on my
channel parent training videos that come
if you’re watching this on Facebook you
can check out my channel and search for
that video but this is a shaping
technique which means we’re gradually
making it more difficult so the
technical definition is were reinforcing
successive approximations of the
behavior but it’s kind of redundant to
come back we’re just gonna say we’re
making it gradually more difficult so
then rate what’s the next step the next
step is we’re gonna flick your wrist
we’re gonna bring it to our mouth again
they’re gonna be still going up to our
eyes making eye contact once they get it
at the mouth then they beg you go on
again then you bun your next step again
now you’re not gonna do all this in one
day it might take a month I might take
two weeks I’m gonna take three day then
I might take one day but typically
you’re gonna be a couple weeks on each
one of these steps the next step what’s
the next part down your chin you’re
gonna bring the a pin to your chin and
then you’re going to they’re gonna look
at your eyes and they’re gonna get
now once they’re consistently doing that
you can fade that prompt so that is
actually a gestural prompt or could be a
gesture probably probably you can have a
great debate I’m sure that there’s gonna
be some ABA therapists arguing whether
this is a gesture problem or what kind
of fund it is physical prop it doesn’t
really matter when is your cueing them
to try to look at your eyes after that
you’re just gonna have something that
they want this is the step we’re waiting
for it where you’re like look and they
look at you in the eyes and then they
give you what you want at that point
they’re going to start to understand
that looking is a form of eye contact or
scuse me I contact is a form of
communication that eye contact can give
them what they want then when they want
something and this they’re gonna start
looking at you automatically when they
want something even when you’re not
saying look and they’re gonna associate
again that eye contact with the fact
that that’s communication to get what
they want
the other thing is they’re going to have
learned in that process what it means to
look so when you say look they’re gonna
know that they’re supposed to look at
you so that is a strategy that is tested
try Trude works for every single child
I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds
of kids over eleven years I’ve never
seen a childhood that doesn’t work for
it works every single time but the key
is number one consistency and number two
is lots and lots and lots of practice
you know I stress to all of the parents
I work with and you know and I can get
it it’s really hard as a parent you mean
you might be like Jess this is
impossible but to every extent that you
can every single time you’re giving your
child something they want every single
time make sure they’re making eye
contact with you I know that seems hard
I hope that it’s a little bit easier
with this this prompting technique I
just showed you the wrist flick believe
it or not is really helpful I didn’t
discover that until about two years ago
and it wasn’t even anything that
anyone’s taught me just one day started
doing it by accident I was like hey this
really works so I’m like I don’t know if
there’s any research showing that the
wrist flip is actually a the best
technique but it works really well for
me so you know I just do it to every
extent that you can as many as much
practice as your child has the better
it’s gonna be
you know I always tell every parent that
there’s a certain number of times for
your child and it’s different for every
child but there’s a certain number
is that your child needs to see
something in order to get it so let’s
say that number is like a thousand times
well if you’re doing it a hundred times
a day it’s only gonna take ten times but
if you’re doing it ten times a day it’s
gonna take a hundred days so one of them
to get it so as much practice as you can
possibly give them is the best possible
way so I really hope that this video was
helpful I would love to give you and
your family a free gift so I know that
if you’re watching this video you’re
working and I contact chances are
eventually down the road you’re gonna be
working on potty training with your kid
with autism so I wrote a book that is a
special approach for teaching kids with
autism to use the potty
and you can download that book at
absolutely no cost it’s my gift to you
you can download it at autism potty
training com that will also sign you up
for my weekly newsletter so I can be in
touch with you every week I think video
is just like this I read different blog
posts and you get all sorts of things
even coupons for courses that I teach
and other books that I write some of
them you can get on Amazon and some of
them are just free gifts for you that
you’ll get them all the time so I
encourage you to go download that book
subscribe to the newsletter and if this
is your first time on this YouTube
channel please subscribe I put videos up
like this all the time really because I
want to help you the last thing I just
want to say is that if you have a
question or something you’re struggling
with with your child please chat in the
comments of this video tell me what it
is ask me questions most of the videos
that I make are actually inspired by
apparent questions and I read and
respond to all of the comments that you
write on these YouTube videos plus I
just love to hear how these videos are
helping you so please if you what if you
love to this video write your takeaway
and if you have any questions please let
me know and I will be more than happy to
answer them for you take care and thanks
again
you

How to Teach Your Child With Autism to Make Eye Contact 3XIowGzvz4E

[Music]
hey guys my name is Jessica likewise I’m
the CEO of hope education services I’m
passionate about helping families all
over the world that are affected by
office and learn how to help their kids
so I make these videos for families just
like you so you can come on and learn a
bit about how to help your child be
really successful in all areas of their
life so I’m going to be talking today
about a strategy that you can use to
help your child with autism to make eye
contact now we know that for kids with
autism they don’t necessarily make eye
contact and it can be really difficult
for them
well intrinsically they don’t see that
as a way of communication they don’t
understand that they can communicate
with us that way so when we’re talking
about teaching kids to make eye contact
we’re trying to teach them that that’s
the way that they can communicate now
anytime that you’re trying to teach
someone a way to communicate the best
way to start is by teaching them to ask
for things that they want so kids are
more much much more likely to make eye
contact if you have something that they
want because they’re gonna be super
super motivated so for the purpose of
this video I just have this as a
meditation stim that I keep in my desk
and I’m gonna be using this so what
you’re gonna do essentially when you’re
teaching kids with with to make eye
contact I’m gonna take you through this
step process that I use and you’re gonna
have something that they want always
always have something that they want
your ideally this could probably be some
sort of food just because they can and
it should be small and it should be some
kind of food where they can have lots of
it because you want to give them lots
and lots of opportunities to practice so
they love goldfish that would be a
perfect thing or pretzels or MMS
anything maybe M&Ms they can have a lot
of but anything that they consume a lot
of so you can make sure you can keep
practicing it anything that they want
for this will work assuming that it’s
small enough because once you see what
I’m gonna be doing you’re gonna
understand why it needs to be small and
it can change it doesn’t have to be the
same thing every time so it could be
something different every day or and you
could be literally doing this all day
every day in fact you should be doing
this all day every day so essentially
you’re going to have the item that your
child once you’re going to
hold it like this and then you’re gonna
say look and you’re gonna flip your
wrist and you’re gonna bring it to your
eyes now make sure they’re looking at
what they want this will not work if
they’re not looking at what they want so
the idea is that when you flick your
wrist here moving your wrist up it’s
lifting the object up and you’re
bringing it up and you’re gonna stop at
your eyes they’re gonna follow the
object they’re gonna track the object
and make eye contact with you and then
the second you they make eye contact
with you you have to give it to them as
a matter of fact it’s supposed to happen
within half a second neurologically the
brain does not associate a reinforcer
the after they want is a reinforcer in
this case unless they get it within half
a second of the behavior so give it to
them as fast as you possibly can
now you’re gonna do that for a really
long time until they’re consistently
making eye contact when you say look and
you bring it to their eyes when it’s
consistent then you’re gonna go on to
step two
that’s you’re gonna be doing the same
thing you’re gonna have something they
want you’re gonna say look you’re gonna
flick your wrist and bring it up to your
nose but if they continue looking at the
object and they stop with the
Internode’s they don’t get it they only
get it if you bring it to your eyes this
is a neck technique actually called
shaping which is an ABA technique I made
a video about what’s shaping yes if you
want to have a better understanding
about it just look for that video on my
channel parent training videos that come
if you’re watching this on Facebook you
can check out my channel and search for
that video but this is a shaping
technique which means we’re gradually
making it more difficult so the
technical definition is were reinforcing
successive approximations of the
behavior but it’s kind of redundant to
come back we’re just gonna say we’re
making it gradually more difficult so
then rate what’s the next step the next
step is we’re gonna flick your wrist
we’re gonna bring it to our mouth again
they’re gonna be still going up to our
eyes making eye contact once they get it
at the mouth then they beg you go on
again then you bun your next step again
now you’re not gonna do all this in one
day it might take a month I might take
two weeks I’m gonna take three day then
I might take one day but typically
you’re gonna be a couple weeks on each
one of these steps the next step what’s
the next part down your chin you’re
gonna bring the a pin to your chin and
then you’re going to they’re gonna look
at your eyes and they’re gonna get
now once they’re consistently doing that
you can fade that prompt so that is
actually a gestural prompt or could be a
gesture probably probably you can have a
great debate I’m sure that there’s gonna
be some ABA therapists arguing whether
this is a gesture problem or what kind
of fund it is physical prop it doesn’t
really matter when is your cueing them
to try to look at your eyes after that
you’re just gonna have something that
they want this is the step we’re waiting
for it where you’re like look and they
look at you in the eyes and then they
give you what you want at that point
they’re going to start to understand
that looking is a form of eye contact or
scuse me I contact is a form of
communication that eye contact can give
them what they want then when they want
something and this they’re gonna start
looking at you automatically when they
want something even when you’re not
saying look and they’re gonna associate
again that eye contact with the fact
that that’s communication to get what
they want
the other thing is they’re going to have
learned in that process what it means to
look so when you say look they’re gonna
know that they’re supposed to look at
you so that is a strategy that is tested
try Trude works for every single child
I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds
of kids over eleven years I’ve never
seen a childhood that doesn’t work for
it works every single time but the key
is number one consistency and number two
is lots and lots and lots of practice
you know I stress to all of the parents
I work with and you know and I can get
it it’s really hard as a parent you mean
you might be like Jess this is
impossible but to every extent that you
can every single time you’re giving your
child something they want every single
time make sure they’re making eye
contact with you I know that seems hard
I hope that it’s a little bit easier
with this this prompting technique I
just showed you the wrist flick believe
it or not is really helpful I didn’t
discover that until about two years ago
and it wasn’t even anything that
anyone’s taught me just one day started
doing it by accident I was like hey this
really works so I’m like I don’t know if
there’s any research showing that the
wrist flip is actually a the best
technique but it works really well for
me so you know I just do it to every
extent that you can as many as much
practice as your child has the better
it’s gonna be
you know I always tell every parent that
there’s a certain number of times for
your child and it’s different for every
child but there’s a certain number
is that your child needs to see
something in order to get it so let’s
say that number is like a thousand times
well if you’re doing it a hundred times
a day it’s only gonna take ten times but
if you’re doing it ten times a day it’s
gonna take a hundred days so one of them
to get it so as much practice as you can
possibly give them is the best possible
way so I really hope that this video was
helpful I would love to give you and
your family a free gift so I know that
if you’re watching this video you’re
working and I contact chances are
eventually down the road you’re gonna be
working on potty training with your kid
with autism so I wrote a book that is a
special approach for teaching kids with
autism to use the potty
and you can download that book at
absolutely no cost it’s my gift to you
you can download it at autism potty
training com that will also sign you up
for my weekly newsletter so I can be in
touch with you every week I think video
is just like this I read different blog
posts and you get all sorts of things
even coupons for courses that I teach
and other books that I write some of
them you can get on Amazon and some of
them are just free gifts for you that
you’ll get them all the time so I
encourage you to go download that book
subscribe to the newsletter and if this
is your first time on this YouTube
channel please subscribe I put videos up
like this all the time really because I
want to help you the last thing I just
want to say is that if you have a
question or something you’re struggling
with with your child please chat in the
comments of this video tell me what it
is ask me questions most of the videos
that I make are actually inspired by
apparent questions and I read and
respond to all of the comments that you
write on these YouTube videos plus I
just love to hear how these videos are
helping you so please if you what if you
love to this video write your takeaway
and if you have any questions please let
me know and I will be more than happy to
answer them for you take care and thanks
again
you

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