Best selling toys for autistic children and their benefits

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It is a well-known fact that toys play a great role in child’s development. Recently, we observe high demand for toys for autistic children. Toys can bring not only a lot of fun but also help children with special needs … Continue reading

Fear of Parents: autism and related developmental disorders.

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Expecting a child is a magical and worrying period of every parent time. Parents are very concerned about health and welfare their future child. Unfortunately, autism is turning into a real epidemic since the numbers of children diagnosed with ASD … Continue reading

How to Stop Wandering: Some Tips for Parents

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Being a parent to autistic child is challenging but their love does miracles. Every child and every case is special and unique. Of course, parents have already surfed the Internet and other resources, including books, phone apps to help them … Continue reading

Taking anti-depressants during pregnancy provokes ASD

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Pregnancy is a beautiful and stressful time for every woman. As we are all unique, our bodies and psychology react to this condition in a unique way. Moms know that alcohol, Tylenol, viral infections can influence on the fetuses’ development … Continue reading

The Autism Show: The Pocket Occupational Therapist

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The Autism Show is an online podcast that reaches thousands of people in about 32 countries. Episode 30 welcomed mother, OT, and award-winning author Cara Kosinski. Continue reading

Safety First

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Children with autism have a tendency to wander off or leave an area of safety, such as the school or the home, if they are feeling overwhelmed, or even just engrossed in their own worlds. Recently, we’ve seen a number … Continue reading

Earlier Autism Detection Raises Questions About Early Intervention

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Autism is a genetic disorder that affects about 20% of younger siblings of those on the spectrum. Researchers are now saying that they often show symptoms as early as 18 months, according to a study published in the Journal of … Continue reading

Taking Literacy to the Next Level

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Dr. Marion Blank is a developmental psychologist with a specialization in language and learning, director of the A Light on Literacy Program in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Columbia University, and a consultant to government bureaus in England, Canada, … Continue reading

Did you do those errands yet?

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Many parents with children on the spectrum face challenges in taking their child out into a variety of public settings. For Katrina Davis, a family services advisor, she thinks of all the places her son can’t go every time she … Continue reading

Understanding Sensory Challenges

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Occupational therapist Lindsey Biel, co-author of “Raising a Sensory Smart Child” and “The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues,” has some important points to make about how to best support a child with sensory issues. As … Continue reading