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Applied Behavioral Analysis in Autism Therapy

There’s no common intervention for children having autism spectrum disorder. Most individuals, however, respond best to structured behavioral programs. Applied behavioral analysis is one of the most popular interventions, along with occupational and speech therapy, floortime therapy, and other methods. Behavior analysis is a natural science and was first introduced by BF Skinner in the…

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    Some Truths About Autism Savant

    It’s not unusual for the parents of a child having autism, to be told by someone that autism implies great ability and intelligence. The reality, however, is that in extremely rare cases a child may be an autism savant. While children with autism are often intelligent and can be a great asset to the society,…

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  • Dyslexia: Looking Beyond the Stigma

    Dyslexia is a learning disability that occurs in approximately 10% of the population worldwide. While it is known that many people in the world have various learning disabilities, dyslexia is often overlooked and misunderstood. In simple terms, dyslexia affects one’s ability to read. As a result, one’s self-esteem is often negatively impacted, and their confidence…

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    Serious Games for Children with Autism

    “Serious games” are a new generation of mobile and computer apps that have been designed to be more than just a recreational diversion. These games can be used for learning and educational purposes and help train people for medical or health applications and in new environments. They can be both useful and entertaining. Experts are…

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    Apps May Soon Detect Autism among Children

    Apps that can detect a person’s facial expression and emotional response may soon become helpful to identify signs of autism spectrum disorder among children. Scientists are reportedly working on these lines at a North Carolina university. The prototype of the app has already been developed and it’s in the first phase of testing. The app…

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    Augmentative and Communication Apps for Children with Autism

    While there have been several apps in recent times that are meant for individuals with autism, none of them have been able to match the popularity of the “Make Sentences” and “Just Match” apps. These two apps help children with autism to improve their communication and also increase their language abilities through innovative mobile communication…

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    Causes of Autism among Children

    Scientists and experts are still largely uncertain about what causes autism spectrum disorder. There are a combination of several causes, rather than a single cause, that leads to the manifestation of the disorder in children. These include several factors like biological, environmental, and genetics, and set increases the chances of a child to have the…

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    Therapy Options for Autism Children

    Therapy options vary once a child is diagnosed of autism. The complete system usually involves appointments with various health professionals including occupational, speech and behavioral therapist. In most of the cases the therapy of an autistic child is time-intensive and hugely expensive. Not many people can afford the treatment. Some studies have suggested that in…

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    An Autism Detection App on the Cards?

    Scientists are reportedly involved in developing an autism detection app. They however say that the software has not been designed to work as a self-diagnostic resource. Rather, it can be used as a screening tool to detect autism spectrum disorder. The scientists said that in future, the app may be used to screen and detect…

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    Assistive Technology and Children with Autism

    These days, assistive technology has come to the help of children with autism, both inside and outside the classroom. A big difficulty faced by children on the spectrum is that all the people may not be aware of their situation. A child with autism is likely to face problems while communicating with people in a…

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