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Children and ASD Challenges

All parents want their children to play, interact, and get along well with other kids of their age. These social abilities develop intuitively among children. For those who struggle in this department, an early intervention can help in developing the requisite skills. But it’s often a major problem for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)….

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    Understanding Typical Autism Symptoms

    To be very honest, an accurate diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is not possible. Diagnosis is always based on observation of an individual’s behavior, development, and communication levels. Detection of autism symptoms is important. The word “syndrome” has been added to autism because the symptoms are both varied and many. Autistic people are a very…

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    Common Autism Characteristics

    Children having autism spectrum disorder often face difficulties to relate and communicate with neuro-typical people. Many of them have several common autism characteristics. Like, when they are babies, they don’t look much at other people, or observe their gestures. They don’t smile most of the time. Also, they don’t imitate others by waving or clapping….

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    Early Detection Crucial for Autism Management

    Autism spectrum disorder has no cure. However, intensive therapy can help a child learn a variety of skills, from making eye contact to converse with people. The sooner the therapy begins for a child, the better it is for him/her. It is generally believed that an autistic child should undergo 25 hours of therapy each…

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    Smartphone and Tablet Autism Spectrum Disorder Apps

    There are several autism spectrum disorder apps that impart academic, social, communication and daily living skills to autistic children. These apps are of immense help to the parents and caregivers. Some even help in finding information about how to support an autistic child. But how does one choose the correct app?  Selecting the appropriate autism…

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    Fun Activities for Autistic Teens

    Like we already said before, the number of children affected with autism spectrum disorder is growing every year. It’s conservatively estimated that at least one in every 68 children in the US has autism. These kids grow up to be autistic teens and have to often struggle with their social skills and communication. They also…

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    How are Children with Autism Different from Others

    Children with autism spectrum disorder usually display a number of basic and pervasive differences in their ability to learn. While a non-autistic child with development delay requires special assistance to learn, an autistic child may have to first “learn to learn”. Intellectually impaired children display a consistent learning trajectory. They could be slow learners. But…

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    Parental Stress in Raising an Autistic Child

    There are typical challenges of raising a child. But additional variables usually lead to stress among the parents and caregivers while raising an autistic child. Coming to terms with autism is a big challenge in itself, while there are other factors that cause stress and anxiety among parents. Children having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), on…

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    Screening for ASD Diagnosis

    There are several concerns while labeling a child as autistic. The sooner the diagnosis, the earlier interventions can begin. In fact, evidence gathered over the last 12 years suggest that at least two years of early intervention during preschool years lead to improved outcomes in most of the children having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As…

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    Tips to Choose an ASD Children Activity

    Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) need fun activities that are both challenging and fun at the same time. Autistic children need to do this on a regular basis. But the challenge for most parents, educators and caregivers is to find the proper ASD children activity that offers the right balance of fun and learning….

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