Self Esteem and Pride in Children with Autism

Video Summary

The educational director of a special needs school talks about how the ability to make choices and communicate one's choice with others, plays an integral role in a child's sense of self. She discusses how teaching children with autism to express their choices can have enormous influence on their self esteem and feelings of pride.

"It is so important for our kids for anybody to be able to express themselves, to be able to say 'yes' and 'no,' to be able to make choices. "
— Rosa C. Martinez, PhD, Educational Director, The Children's Center


    • Emotion
    • self-esteem / confidence
    • General Behaviors
    • mastery motivation
    • Social Interaction
    • social motivation
    • Therapies
    • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • expressive language
    • vocal expressiveness

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