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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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What Is Autism? The Basic Facts Everyone Should Know

What Is Autism? The Basic Facts Everyone Should Know

Are you wondering, "what is autism?". There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to a spectrum disorder. Yet, there are some key basics that everyone should know. To learn more about autism spectrum disorder, keep reading. This brief guide will help you become more aware of autism spectrum disorder and what challenges those living with it face. What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a term for a wide range of conditions. Challenges with verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors are seen across the spectrum. There is no one cause of autism. Genetics…
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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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Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

Get Camping! Our Best Tips for Camping with Autistic Children

With everyone being cooped up for months, it is time to get outdoors! For Families with Autistic Children, these Camping tips are gold! Keep reading to find out how to make your next camping trip amazing for your children with Autism. Camping with children already requires a lot of work, but the challenge is more apparent if you’re camping with a child with autism. You must put your extra effort on everything: from the pre-trip preparations up to packing up post-trip. However, it is essential to point out that all these efforts are worth it, as being out in nature…
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10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism

10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism

Are you looking for some everyday speech therapy exercises for Autism? Keep reading for therapy you can do at home. With the current pandemic, parents with special needs children are now faced with continuing therapy services at home. Although parents of special needs children are not licensed therapists, that doesn't mean parents are no less qualified to provide therapy for their children. 10 Everyday Speech Therapy Exercises For Autism While these times may be different, your child's need for therapy hasn't changed. The good news is that now, your child can continue therapy at home with these ten easy speech…
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7 Things to Know After Your Child Receives an Autism Diagnosis

7 Things to Know After Your Child Receives an Autism Diagnosis

You've just left the doctors off with a diagnosis, now what? These seven things to know after your child receives an autism diagnosis will set you on the right path. Let’s start with some numbers that represent Autism around the world. The estimation of Autism Spectrum Disorder prevailing around the world is about 1%. In the United States, 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with Autism.  In Singapore, 1 in 150 Children is Autistic. The rates in Hong Kong now sit at 1 in 27. Added to those facts, the statistics of Autism occurring in a sibling is up to 20%.…
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Best Educational Tools for Autism & Top Teaching Advice for Parents

Best Educational Tools for Autism & Top Teaching Advice for Parents

Looking for the Best Educational Tools for Autism and Top Teaching Advice for Parents of Autistic children? Keep reading to learn more! According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism, making it essential to widen teaching methodologies in response to an autistic child’s specific learning needs. Be it at home or in the classroom, learning and development are the end-goal of every parent whose child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But rather than sticking to traditional at-home teaching methods, parents should first understand and…
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NYC Vacation Tips for Children with Autism

NYC Vacation Tips for Children with Autism

Looking for some NYC Vacation Tips for Children with Autism? Keep reading seven amazing tips for a smooth visit! As a parent of a child with autism, vacations can often feel out of reach. However, experiences in new places can help your child learn about the world around them.  If you are dreaming of a family vacation to NYC, these tips will help you make the right accommodations for a fantastic trip! New York is busy, noisy, and full of people.  If you are looking for things to do, there is always something on offer.  Museums, bus tours, street artists,…
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What Is the Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy?

What Is the Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy?

Although some children with cerebral palsy (CP) also have autism, the two conditions are not the same. Both can affect language, but for different reasons. Children with CP may have difficulty speaking due to a lack of motor control that is caused by brain damage. In contrast, autistic children may have trouble communicating due to deficiencies in social functioning. The Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 7% of children with cerebral palsy have a co-occurring autism spectrum disorder. This is more commonly found in those with non-spastic CP. Approximately 1% to 2%…
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