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Aditi Srivastava

Aditi Srivastava, MOT, PGC, is a London-based pediatric occupational therapist who has been working with special needs children for five years. She has her master’s degree in pediatric occupational therapy and her certification in sensory integration from Sensory Integration Network, United Kingdom.  She has authored an information booklet on dyspraxia that aims to educate parents and promulgate dyspraxia awareness at her workplace. Besides being a dynamic occupational therapist, she is also the author of the blog called 'Rising Horizons,' where diverse child-related subjects are discussed. Aditi writes on significant sensory issues and sensory integration strategies, parenting tips, classroom suggestions, and anger management problems. For more info visit her blog at shriaditi.blogspot.com.

Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness

Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-strategies-handling-tactile-defensiveness

Touch is the first sensation that starts evolving in the womb at five weeks. The early development of the touch (tactile) system provides an essential foundation for emerging social and communicative behaviors (Cascio, 2010). According to Kranowitz (2005), the touch system layers our bodies and gives us information about surrounding physical entities. Moreover, it works […]

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Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Going to the Dentist Doesn't Have to Be a Challenge with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/dentist-visit-should-not-be-a-challenge

Taking a child to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for both parents and children. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who have difficulties with sensory stimuli, communication, and increased levels of anxiety, the stress is even greater. From the time spent in the waiting room combined with […]

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Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Insomnia (sleeplessness) is quite common among all age groups due to lifestyle changes and associated stressors, which also leads to anxiety, depression, burn-out, and stress.  Stress can cause complicated physiological changes such as increased blood pressure, heart rate, metabolic changes, or indigestion. Sleeplessness affects children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), […]

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