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Fun Activities for ASD Children

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a harsh reality these days. At least one in every 68 children in the US is affected with ASD and instances are growing fast. But if you are a parent or caregiver of a child, working on autism therapy that often includes fun activities, need not be a chore. In…

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    Social Skills Activities for ASD Children

    Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), at elementary school level, usually stand out of their peers and are often subject to social isolation and bullying. Social skills activities help autistic children to develop the basic functions to forge relationships. At the same time, such children may feel they are falling behind when the motor skills…

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    Animal-Assisted Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Animals can play several roles, especially in the life of a person who is not neuro-typical, from brightening their day to keeping them away from harm. It’s also usually suggested that animals like dogs and horses to dolphins, can actually provide a therapy to a person. This, in scientific circles, is called animal-assisted therapy. It…

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    Caring for ASD Adults

    Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in the US, are eligible to get education and allied services through public school system until 22 years of age. But the services and benefits that ASD adults receive beyond that age vary from state to state. It also depends on a person’s individual level of functioning as…

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  • Special Needs Children with ASD

    According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 68 children in the country has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Families often struggle to find therapies and services for children, while healthcare systems, school districts and public policymakers scramble to find ways to make the situation better. Children with ASD face several…

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    Autism Therapy with Applied Behavioral Analysis

    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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    Long-term ASD Therapy for Children

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has no cure. But there are several interventions that reduce the symptoms, often to a great extent. Communication and social challenges are part of autism diagnosis, and as a result, speech language and behavioral therapy are the typical components of a treatment plan. But the frustration for parents, and the challenge…

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    Sensory-Based Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Sensory-based therapy for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) concentrates on improving or correcting the body’s unusual response to external stimuli. All of us experience the world through five senses. These are smell, touch, sight, sound, and taste. We use these senses to interpret and react to the surroundings, based on the information collected by the brain. For…

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    What We Really Know About Autism Treatment

    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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    The Parenting Dilemma of Newly Diagnosed Autistic Children

    It’s nothing unusual for parents of newly diagnosed autistic children to feel panicked and devastated. For many, it’s like the world crashing down. They often blame themselves and each other when their child is detected of autism spectrum disorder. They blame everything from the wine the mother drank before she came to know about her…

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