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Introducing "What Your Child On The Spectrum Really Needs: Advice From 12 Autistic Adults"

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Introducing "What Your Child On The Spectrum Really Needs: Advice From 12 Autistic Adults"

When my son was diagnosed with autism at four, my husband and I sought the advice of every "expert" we were recommended to: doctors, therapists, psychologists, etc. But there was one problem with these professionals that left a big gap in our pursuit for the best support for our son–they weren't autistic. I grew tired of the media stories about what I should or should not be doing as a parent of an autistic child. Avoid...

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7 Tips For A Successful Dental Visit With Your Child On The Spectrum

7 Tips For A Successful Dental Visit With Your Child On The Spectrum

Sensory challenges, inability to sit still, fear of strangers and potentially aggressive behaviors are just some of the reasons for an impending disaster at the dentist office. Due to these challenges, many individuals with these issues face increased oral health problems which can lead to pain, trouble eating, infection and potentially some long-term medical issues. To treat these issues at the dental office, families impacted by special needs need to-

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The Benefits of Yoga For Children with ASD

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The Benefits of Yoga For Children with ASD

As a speech/language pathologist, I became aware of the many opportunities to enhance a child’s speech/language skills through the practice of yoga.  Children can actively learn directional terms such as “in front/in back, next to, top/back, middle, right and left”. Social language skills are enhanced by introductions/comments during icebreaker activities and partner poses. Mindful listening games promote auditory awareness, discrimination and joint attention. Children improve body awareness and imitation skills while moving into different postures. They also increase awareness of the different parts of their body.

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Back-to-School: Top 5 Check List To Help You Connect With Your Kids

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Back-to-School: Top 5 Check List To Help You Connect With Your Kids

Let’s compare “getting to know you” steps of working with neuro-typical students versus students with special challenges. What are the “isms” which make this dynamic different?  

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Self-Regulation: The Key to Managing Behavior

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Self-Regulation:  The Key to Managing Behavior

But how does this happen? How do individuals learn to manage their own behaviors when professionals often can’t even do it?

The answer lies in a skill known as Self-Regulation. 

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