How To Help a Child With Autism Through a Dentist Visit

How To Help a Child With Autism Through a Dentist Visit

Helping your child acclimate to the process of visiting a dentist will be essential for their long-term health. Dentists recommend visits at least once a year, if not more often, so year-round preparation will help children with special needs adjust to the dentist’s office environment and be brave the day of their appointment. Here are some things you can do to help a child with autism through a dentist visit, before and after their appointment. Call Ahead With the Dentist Reaching out to pediatric dentists in your area is the…

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Autism Behavior Checklist – What It Is and Why It Works

The Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC) was created by autistic individuals who understand the disorder, and who has a way to determine whether the child will develop a certain skill or not. The Autism Behavior Checklist was created by someone with an understanding of autism. This person has created an ABC that is used as a guideline for the development of autistic individuals. The purpose of the ABC is to give direction to how autism progresses. It also gives a sense of order to the chaotic chaos that accompanies autism. By…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder – Symptoms, Causes, and Early Childhood Development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), also known as high-functioning autism (HFA), is an impairment that affects the way a person thinks and feels. Unlike other types of autism spectrum disorder, people with ASDs are usually not hospitalized or given drugs for their condition. Instead, they are encouraged to live normally like other children. Children with HFA often grow up to be doctors, counselors or businessmen. But most become loners and often become frustrated because of the barriers they encounter in life. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), also known as high-functioning autism (HFA),…

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children

Autism spectrum disorder can start in childhood and later causes problems interacting in society, socially, at work and in school, including academic performance. Usually children first display symptoms of autism in the early years. A very small percentage of children seem to develop normally from birth, and then experience a prolonged period of regression, usually between eighteen and twenty-four months of age, when they gradually develop verbal language, socialization, emotional development and learn more complex routines. The rest of the children suffer either some autistic characteristics or they have classic…

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Tips for Helping Your Child with Autism Sleep Better

Tips for Helping Your Child with Autism Sleep Better

The world is an exciting place. There’s so much to take in that sometimes it’s hard to close your eyes at night. This is especially true for kids on the autism spectrum. With their minds racing and their senses alight, sleep can feel out of reach. That may be one reason why as many as 80 percent of kids on the spectrum suffer from insomnia. But that doesn’t mean we can’t help our kids nod off at night. You just need a little patience and some assistance from our tips…

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Outdoor Activities for Children With Autism

Outdoor Activities for Children With Autism

Although trying to find activities suited towards children with autism may seem difficult, that really isn’t the case. Above all else, when searching for fun activities for your child, it’s simply important to remember they have some different needs. This may mean that what they consider fun and engaging is different from what you might expect, but that’s okay. Focus on providing new opportunities to help your child discover what they like with some of these outdoor activities for children with autism. When spring comes, and the weather warms up,…

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Ways To Improve Interoception for Kids With Autism

Ways To Improve Interoception for Kids Tith Autism

Parents with children on the autism spectrum may relate to this scenario: you hear your child walk outside for a motion break only to realize they’re not wearing a coat in the middle of winter. When asked, they respond that they aren’t cold. The reason your child might not notice the cold is the same reason another child might not feel the need to eat or notice when they’ve hit their head. It may even contribute to a child with autism having a meltdown. It’s related to the idea of…

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Ways To Improve Core Strength in Children With Autism

Ways To Improve Core Strength in Children With Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect your child in a range of cognitive and physical ways. Suddenly, you find yourself sifting through hours and hours of publications and forums seeking answers and advice on the best ways to help your child. Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Today, we have more information than ever about ASD and the best ways to support a child with autism. Depending on the severity of this spectrum disorder, you may already be working with a professional to help your child…

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How To Create a Safe Yard for Children With Autism

How To Create a Safe Yard for Children With Autism

Time outside is incredibly important for kids. It promotes strength, coordination, and motor skills, but more than that, it helps kids develop an appreciation for the natural world and its wonders. These experiences are no less vital for kids who are on the autism spectrum, but sometimes, as parents, we can become fretful of our kids getting hurt out there in the great, wide world. But the best way to respond to this isn’t to keep our kids inside—it’s to create a space where they can explore safely. Our guide…

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