Fortunately, with your help, your child will learn to generalize. Parents are the key to teaching children how to apply their skills in other settings. Being actively involved in learning the same skills as your child and practicing them with him will lead to success. He can go to the most prestigious school and have therapy with the most renowned psychologist, but if you do not use the skills in your daily life, do not expect him to.
Some therapists will give you a workbook or handouts to help you make new skills part of your family’s daily life. Scheduling private periodic sessions with your child’s therapist to learn what he is being taught and how you can reinforce the lessons at home is also a good idea.
When you discuss a rule, behavior, or problem with your child, ask, “Where do we have to do this rule?” Join your child as she is reciting the list of places. Written or picture lists can be helpful reminders for particular problems your child has trouble generalizing. You can pleasantly reflect on a previous problem situation and remind him that the current situation is just like the other one.