About Katherine G. Hobbs

Katherine G. Hobbs is a freelance journalist and university student studying English, with an emphasis on journalism, and psychology. She is interested in the impact of having a special needs child on the family dynamic. Katherine is dedicated to bringing awareness of resources to families and providing help to those who love their autistic children. You can find her online at katherineghobbs.com.

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-sensory-toys/

Does your child with autism have issues with sensory input? Perhaps he/she would benefit from sensory-based intervention tools such as sensory toys. Take a look at some of the top sensory toys for autism recommended by many occupational therapists to include fidget spinners, hand toys, chew toys, cubes, and sensory rings for children with autism. […]

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Low Functioning Autism – What Sets it Apart

Low Functioning Autism What Sets it Apart https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/low-functioning-autism

What is low functioning autism? Low functioning autism falls on the more severe end of the autism spectrum. Children diagnosed with this form of autism need more support to complete daily tasks as they struggle to communicate and manage their behaviors. Symptoms are typically identifiable in infancy or early childhood, as those diagnosed will not […]

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Autism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behavior

Autism, Head Banging and Other Self Harming Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm

For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), head banging is a common way to self-soothe and communicate needs. Both neurotypical and autistic babies and toddlers seek to recreate the rhythm that stimulated their vestibular system while in utero. Other rhythmic habits that fuel a child’s kinesthetic drive include head rolling, body rocking, biting, and thumb […]

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