autism parenting

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

There has been a growing trend in helping autistic kids deal with stress. Getting pets - especially dogs - can provide a caring companion that loves your child unconditionally and support them in their daily activities. Any pet can be an adventure - but dogs have proven to be especially effective because of their protective and friendly “pack” dynamic.  A study has found out that of all the families with autistic children they examined, 67% had dogs, and 94% of parents reported their children forming a special bond with their animal friend. Thanks to that, children had an opportunity to…
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How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

Current research has shown that about 1 in every 54 children born in the US have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often, parents take on some extra stressors when it comes to raising an autistic child.  A medical alert system such as a tag, bracelet, or necklace could be of great assistance for children with autism. How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting Today we will be looking at some of the ways a medical alert system could help improve autism parenting. Elopement Often, autistic children can be impulsive and prone to wandering. They wander from an environment they find frightening.…
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5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

When parents split up, it can be difficult for any child. However, for children on the autism spectrum, divorce can be even harder. Beyond the heightened emotions that might come along with significant changes to their family, autistic children may struggle with the day-to-day mechanics of a co-parenting schedule.  5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children Even so, sometimes separation is the best option for all involved. For those situations, these 5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children are a must-read for both parents. Post a calendar One of the most important tips for raising a child on the…
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Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online

Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online

Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online All kids these days use the internet, but for an autistic child, the appeal of communicating and socializing online, especially by text, is even stronger. After all, there is none of that tone, intonation, facial signals, or body language to worry about that can be so confusing to those living with autism. Of course, this means that just like other children, it is our responsibility to educate and guide children with autism on the ways to stay safe online. A topic you can get more detail below.  Keeping Children With Autism Safe Online Many…
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5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism

5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism

Teaching students with autism can be intimidating for many. It can be challenging, but it can also be one of the most memorable and rewarding teaching experiences that you will ever have. When teaching an autistic student, you will want to learn the best tips to educate them. 5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism So, if you are looking for ways to get better at teaching autism children, here are the five most powerful tips for teaching students with autism. Avoid Overwhelming Sensory Stimuli One of the most important things to keep in mind is that sensory overload…
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How To Write Social Stories

How To Write Social Stories

When it comes to writing social stories, you need to understand what a social story is and the main aspects each book should have. Social stories are one of the most effective teaching methods that allow you to solve many problems for kids, adolescents, and even adults. How to Write Social Stories Social stories are mainly aimed at children with autism but can be used for anxiety, ADHD, and other special needs. These stories are brief descriptions of a specific situation or activity. These include information about what to expect in such a situation and why. They also help to…
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How to Manage Dental Anxiety with a Child on the Autism Spectrum

How to Manage Dental Anxiety with a Child on the Autism Spectrum

According to the CDC, about 1 in 54 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a developmental disorder that can differ vastly from one person to another. Those with autism can experience difficulties communicating and interacting with other people, anxiety when in unfamiliar settings, and sensitivity to bright lights or loud noises. How to Manage Dental Anxiety with a Child on the Autism Spectrum That's why autistic children may struggle when going to the dentist. Keep reading to find out how you can help your child manage their dental anxiety and how you can make the…
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The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

Playing in different ways and situations is vital to early childhood development. It’s good for their physicality, their mentality, and their senses too. This guide will explore the four different kinds of sensory play every child should experience for child development, including: Functional and observational playExploratory and sensory play activitiesGoal-orientated playImaginative and inclusive play The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development Let’s give your kids a boost and help them have a good time while they learn some essential life lessons. “Children who play more are more self-regulated, cooperative, considerate, friendly, and socially competent.  They display more appropriate social…
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Teaching Your Child with Autism How to Read

Teaching Your Child with Autism How to Read

Autism comes with a broad range of challenges, especially around the topic of learning. While autism presents itself differently in every child who has it, some will struggle to learn how to read, while others won't. Teaching Your Child with Autism How to Read In fact, it's less about the child's ability to learn and more about how they learn. When it comes time to help your autistic child learn how to read, educating yourself on how they learn is vital. Let's take a look at the best tools for teaching your child with autism how to read. Be Direct…
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Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain, the first wearable system for autistic children (previously only available at schools) is now available in home! Keep reading to find out more! As the school year starts again, many children are going back virtually.  Emergency online schooling last year proved that our children with special needs were not getting all the resources needed.  Now, as the new year begins, there is additional anxiety from children and parents.  How will we be able to make sure our children are engaged, occupied, and able to handle this newfound anxiety and uncertainty? The creators of Brain Power are now offering…
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