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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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    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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    Children with Autism and Fun Learning Apps

    Neuro-typical children who grow up naturally with no impediments to their learning and intellectual abilities, are social and can communicate their demands to others. But children with autism spectrum disorder are usually withdrawn in their own world and often display behaviors that are not acceptable to others. They have trouble to effectively communicate with others,…

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    Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Katherine Gooding of Houston, Texas, thinks about autism spectrum disorder every day in her life in some way or the other. That’s because her tall, handsome, affectionate, and hysterically funny son Simon was diagnosed of autism just a few days after he turned two years old. Every year, 2 April is observed as the World…

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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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    Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

    If you see a boy throwing tantrums, bang in the middle of a supermarket, don’t just feel annoyed. Don’t mutter under your breath. The child’s action could be a meltdown because of overstimulation of his/her senses. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually find it difficult to express themselves. They are easily overwhelmed by loud noise,…

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