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5 Ways to Teach Writing to Students with Autism

5 Ways to Teach Writing to Students with Autism

5 Ways to Teach Writing to Students with Autism Autism, depending on its severity level, can and does affect how children learn. Although it is not a learning disorder, research suggests that students with autism experience challenges in several learning processes such as writing. Learning writing is challenging for students on the autism spectrum because it requires motor planning, attention, coordination, muscle strength, organization, language skills, and sensory skills. Therefore, teachers must use the most effective ways to motivate and help autistic students learn all stages of writing including handwriting and composition. Writing issues for students with autism When teaching…
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Autism and Halloween | Why is Halloween hard for children with Autism?

Autism and Halloween | Why is Halloween hard for children with Autism?

Fall is officially here.  The trees have all started changing colors and pumpkins decorate the neighborhoods.  Halloween will soon be here.  For many children, this is an exciting time of year.  They get to dress up in fun costumes, get free candy, and all sorts of fun activities.  But for children with Autism, Halloween may not be fun at all.  So, why is Halloween hard for children with autism? My children love the concept of Halloween.  Little man love pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, and all things that go bump in the night! My youngest daughter is so creative, so she always…
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How To Create A Safe Backyard For A Child On The Autism Spectrum

How To Create A Safe Backyard For A Child On The Autism Spectrum

For many parents, finding ways to create safe and engaging activities for their children is a priority, especially as warm weather sets in. In spring and summer, there are several ways you can make your backyard a safe haven for your child on the autism spectrum. For children on the autism spectrum, it’s especially important to make safe spaces that will encourage learning, yet will also help the child feel comfortable. Plus, several of these activities you and your family can do together outdoors. The key is to come up with a good plan so your child will stay engaged…
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Autism Diagnosis at 23 months. One family’s start on an autism journey

Autism Diagnosis at 23 months. One family’s start on an autism journey

As a parent, you quickly learn your children's personalities. We have four children, three girls and one boy.  Now with the girls, I will fully admit that I was overwhelmed.  When our youngest daughter was born, we had three daughters ages five and under.  My mom called them her little whirlwinds, and man did that describe them well! Seven years went by, us thinking that our family was complete. That was until I found out we were pregnant with our fourth child, a boy. This is where the search for an autism diagnosis began. Fast forward.  Early morning on the thirteenth…
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