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What Is ABA Therapy and Is It Right for Your Child?

What Is ABA Therapy and Is It Right for Your Child?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects every 1 in 59 children. It can be a somewhat confusing diagnosis and leaves parents seeking help in how to assist their child, so they live their best life. Thankfully, there are many methods and therapies available now to aid parents and children, and one of them is applied behavior analysis or ABA. So, what is ABA therapy, and how does it work? Is it applicable to every child? If you're curious about what ABA is, continue reading to learn more about this type of therapy. What is Autism? ASD is a condition that affects…
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A Healthy Recovery: The Importance of Physical Therapy After an Injury

A Healthy Recovery: The Importance of Physical Therapy After an Injury

Did you know that an injury can lead to chronic pain? If you've suffered from an injury, seek out therapy. Are you wondering what the importance of physical therapy is? Not to worry! In this guide, we’ll go over the benefits of physical therapy after an injury. A Healthy Recovery: The Importance of Physical Therapy After an Injury Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out. Speed up Recovery If you don’t go through a physical therapy treatment, it may take you longer to heal from your injury. People who go through therapy tend to have a stronger range…
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Swimming and Autism: Benefits, Risks and What Parents Should Know

Swimming and Autism: Benefits, Risks and What Parents Should Know

The Center for Disease Control estimates that one in every 59 children has autism spectrum disorder. It is characterized by challenging social interaction, speech delay, inability to pay attention, among others.  However, early intervention can help autistic children improve learning, develop their communication and social skills, and improve on brain development. Swimming and Autism: Benefits, Risks and What Parents Should Know One such way is through exercise. More than 20 minutes of vigorous activity has proven to be effective in helping children in the spectrum. It helps reduce aggression, self-stimulatory behaviors, hyperactivity, self-injury, and destructiveness. Is Swimming Good for Autism? Swimming,…
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FORBRAIN: A New Way to Improve Speech

FORBRAIN: A New Way to Improve Speech

When it comes to speech, having the ability to communicate efficiently can be life-changing.  As a child, I struggled greatly with speech.  The biggest speech error I remember was saying “Frismas Free”.  While extremely cute, these are the types of language barriers so many children struggle with.  For children with autism, speech delays are very common.  The main solution for this is seeing a speech-language pathologist (SLP) to work through speech therapy.  Though the bases of speech therapy have stayed consistent since I was a child, there are some amazing new tools on the market that are changing the ways…
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How Cats Can Help Children With Autism Become More Social

How Cats Can Help Children With Autism Become More Social

How Cats Can Help Children With Autism Become More Social Promising New Research A lot of people characterize cats as being aloof. Despite this, there has been promising research to show that they can help children with autism to be more social. Widely documented in scientific literature, pets can help children’s emotional intelligence and make them feel safe. For that reason, they contributing positively to their mental health. Now more studies are coming out suggesting cats aid ASD children. Cats are helping them feel calm and happy when playing with them and also developing social skills for children with autism.…
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