While all babies are different, new parents tend to have one major thing in common: sleep deprivation. While common, being awake night and day with your baby can quickly take a serious toll on your emotions, health, and mental state. In fact, studies show that sleep deprivation leads to increased stress and relationship problems, increased risk of injuries, higher blood pressure, decreased mental function, and a host of other potentially serious problems.
Now that your your child is old enough to begin pre-school or kindergarten, you are probably wondering what the future has in store. No child with autism is exactly alike, and they all have very definite and specific needs. Public school classrooms try their best to accommodate these needs, but sometimes, children need a different learning environment. Here are a few reasons why early childhood education from the Montessori school approach might help your child, especially if they are on the autism spectrum.