Fostering Self-Acceptance In Teens On The Autism Spectrum
Teenagers on the autism spectrum disorder will often suffer from social failures and many are ignored by their peers. When these teens are denied reinforcing or rewarding encounters they tend to avoid situations that would involve them being around others. This may cause them to begin thinking negatively about themselves and instill poor self-esteem or self-acceptance in themselves.
Autism Can Lead To Being Misunderstood
Children with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty with social interaction as well as with communication which often leads to being misunderstood. This inability to communicate makes them vulnerable to negative peer interactions. As teens, they may attempt to seek out their peers to interact with them even though they do not have the same skills as their peers to initiate and maintain social relationships. These failures at seeking social interactions can leave them feeling unacceptable and alone.
If your teenager on the autism spectrum disorder is suffering from low self-acceptance you will notice they are constantly putting themselves down and their own abilities or talents. They will be unable to tolerate frustration and avoid trying new or different things. These teens will pretend to feel indifferent to situations and will feel unloved and unwanted. You may notice they are easily influenced and may even blame others for things they can’t perform. These young people greatly need skills interventions so they are able to foster self-acceptance. They can receive the help they need at Elevations.
Our Experience Helping Teens Has A Proven Record Of Success
Elevations is one of the leading residential treatment centers that is able to help your child with the autism spectrum disorder gain the social skills they need. If you have found yourself in a crisis with your troubled teen, they can offer your child guidance, support, and relief to overcome challenges. The professional clinicians at Elevations can help teens 13 to 17 years of age who are facing difficulties stemming from emotional disorders or learning disorders.
Elevations will provide your teen with a medically comprehensive environment designed to help troubled young people gain the skills and mindset they need to regain self-acceptance. This is a leading treatment center aimed at helping troubled teens regain their self-acceptance and self-esteem through proven and effective therapy methods. For more than 20 years, the professional clinicians at Elevations have served as guardians of change for adolescents struggling to find acceptance. Call them at (855) 290-9681 and discuss with one of their professional staff members how they can help you help your child.