Autism is a condition that affects many children .Some of the symptons to look for are
-An inability to communicate or relate to other
-The child doesn't show any interest in their toys.
-There is a propensity to focus too much on one activity.
- There are few signs
- The child doesn't seen to be aware of their surroundings as much
as other children.
Typically it can be discovered
before the child is 3 years old, and depending on the extent of their condition, it can be treated so that they will be able
to live independently as adults. In terms of the haircutting experience, hair stylists and barbers need to be aware that autistic
children are unusually sensitive to being touched. This, of course includes their scalp, and hair. Indeed, when doing the
haircut, whether using the scissors or clippers, gently applying either of these to the child's head is important.
In dealing with this situation, as a rule ,the person doing the haircut needs to be very attentive to the
childs concerns, such as being very gentle in communicating with them, in addition to the light touch approach. Getting them
used to the haircutting experience usually takes several visits for them to be half way comfortable.
They're usually never completely at ease, but can get to a point of tolerating the cut. All in all, the haircutting experience
for the autistic child does not have to be a bad one.