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ASD and Motor Skills

In addition to the three main difficulties of social interaction, repetitive behaviors, and communication challenges, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find problems with their coordination, posture, and motor planning. Recent studies have revealed that difficulties in movement are common to ASD children, and kids with weaker motor skills, suffer from greater communicative skill…

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    Autism Treatment: How Much Do We Really Know?

    Well, let’s admit. We still don’t know much about autism spectrum disorder, particularly when compared to other conditions. The urge to get more proven treatments prompts parents to use the “trial and error” method in dealing with autistic children. Studies have revealed that more than a 100 different types of autism treatment are being used…

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    Autism Educational Therapy Methods for Children

    A person having autism spectrum disorder usually lacks in communication, language, cognitive, and social skills. Because of these problems, children with autism are known to learn better with imitations and visual aids. A structured environment that accommodates their routines and sensory sensitivities is considered ideal for them. Autism educational therapy, comprising visual aids combined with…

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    Landing the Right Job for People with Autism

    Jobs for people with autism should be chosen keeping in mind their strengths. Both low and high functioning people with autism lack short-term working memory. However, they often have better long-term memory compared to most neuro-typical people. Neurodiverse people usually struggle with multitasking, but at the same time, are visual thinkers. Here are some job…

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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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    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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  • The Larger ASD Employment Situation

    Employment is a crucial for people having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The unemployment rate for autism is very high, though several companies are doing their bit to provide ASD employment. Nonetheless, the fact that an autistic person has to work in an unfamiliar environment, can make him/her enough paranoid. Learning to handle the job interview…

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    Making Neurodiverse People Skilled and Job Ready

    Neurodiverse people in India are often financially excluded because they are unbanked. It’s therefore very important to enhance their skills so that they can find gainful employment. Over the last few years, it has been largely acknowledged that being neurodiverse is both a developmental and a major human rights issue. Like neuro-typicals, neurodiverse people have…

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    Special Education Challenges in India

    The need for special education has gained momentum in India only in the last few years. But still, the concept of special education in India, is mired in many superstitions and myths. Unlike the West, special education in India has to go a long way regarding its acceptance. It’s important that everything starts at 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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