How To Help a Child With Autism Take the School Bus

How To Help a Child With Autism Take the School Bus

Hardly anyone enjoys riding on the school bus, but this task is even more of an obstacle for a child on the autism spectrum. Knowing how to help a child with autism take the school bus can give them the confidence to hop on without concerns and provide parents peace of mind while they are gone. Develop a Routine Following the same pattern regularly is one of the greatest strategies to assist a child with autism. To accomplish this, it helps to wake them up at a specific time and…

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How an Aquarium Can Benefit Your Child With Autism

How an Aquarium Can Benefit Your Child With Autism

Aquariums are known for their calming effects on the mind and body. This is due to their vibrant colors, calming sounds, and the enrapturing nature of the tank itself. However, aquariums aren’t just great for neurotypical children; they’re great for neurodivergent children as well, particularly children with Autism. If your child loves fish and aquariums, then you may already be aware of the benefits owning one can have. But for those unaware, this article will review how an aquarium can benefit your child with Autism. Soothes Meltdowns Because aquariums are generally…

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Tips for Helping Your Child With Sensory Issues

Tips for Helping Your Child With Sensory Issues

There is a lot to experience in the world. For children, so many new sights, sounds, smells, tastes, colors, and textures can be overwhelming, especially if they have sensory issues. Stimuli can be difficult to organize and process and can quickly result in overstimulation and panic. But there are plenty of ways you can help your child manage their sensory issues. Pay Attention This point may seem obvious because every parent needs to pay attention to their child, and you’re likely already doing some version of this. But through observation,…

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Currently, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that encompasses a wide range of symptoms, including differences in social interaction, rigid and repetitive behaviors, and sensory-based motor impairments. Some autistic people do not smile or engage in verbal interactions well until they are six months old, and by nine months, they are not using words or engaging in social interaction at all. A child with ASD does not understand non-verbal communication, either, and can appear disinterested in social situations. Researchers have determined that certain genetic factors are associated with…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often show repetitive patterns in their behavior, lack social skills, and have restricted interests. They also may be overly or under-reactive to sounds, lights, and textures. Several of the behaviors are exhibited by children with ASD, but not all of them are present in all children. They may also exhibit extremes in social behavior, such as difficulty making eye contact or refusing to play with others. Children with ASD may require substantial support systems, environmental modifications, or individualized support. Parents of children with autism…

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Autism in Girls – What Parents Should Watch For

While boys are often more open about their autism, girls tend to conceal the symptoms more easily. Girls often attempt to camouflage their deficits, including stimming, avoiding social situations, and withdrawing when they are unsure of what to say. They can also compensate by copying the behaviour of popular peers. Although this camouflage behavior may be difficult to spot, it is something parents should be aware of and watch for. Researchers began studying autism in girls when they heard about how different girls were from boys. They conducted two studies…

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4 Ways To Teach Social Skills to a Child With Autism

4 Ways To Teach Social Skills to a Child With Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects social skills, communication, and behavior. Many children with ASD have trouble with social interactions and may not understand social cues. Many children also have difficulty making eye contact, interpreting facial expressions, and understanding body language. There are many ways to teach social skills to a child with autism. Some children may benefit from social skills groups, while others may do better with one-on-one therapy. It all depends on how your child learns best. Try out some of the following tips to…

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Benefits of Pet Cats for Children With Autism

Benefits of Pet Cats for Children With Autism

In 2006, Australian author Kathy Hoopmann published a book called All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome. The book humorously introduces autism to children by comparing its traits to those we see in cats, like wanting to be near loved ones without being touched and preferring a routine. If you have a child on the autism spectrum disorder and have had a cat, the comparisons are likely to make you smile. But as it turns out, those similarities may give us more than a cute way to explain autism spectrum disorder. There…

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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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