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Kim Barloso

    Kim Barloso

    Kim Barloso is a professional researcher and writer for Autism Parenting Magazine who examines the most recent information regarding autism spectrum disorders. A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, she lives in the Philippines with her two children, one of whom has autism.

    Autism Education: Homeschooling a Child With Autism

    Autism Education: Homeschooling a Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/homeschooling-with-autism-child/

    If you’re considering the homeschooling path for your child, chances are you’re not satisfied with your child’s current educational setting. Whether it’s a public or private school, some parents or guardians discover the typical learning environment there just contains too many factors that can negatively impact their children. What works well for some children with […]

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    Best Sensory Room Ideas for Children with Autism

    Best Sensory Room Ideas for Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-sensory-room-ideas/

    What is a sensory room? A sensory room or sensory integration room is designed to provide calm, focus, and comfort to people with sensory processing problems, which often includes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as  DSM-5, mentions the atypical response to specific […]

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    Best Autism Apparels for Kids on the Spectrum

    Best Autism Apparels for Kids on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-apparels/

    If you are caring for a child with autism, you are probably aware of sensory issues when it comes to clothing. Kids on the spectrum can be overly sensitive to clothing tags, seams, and textures that are not comfortable for them. Fortunately, some clothing companies are now making autism apparel that is affordable and available […]

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    Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism

    Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/benefits-weighted-pencils-for-autism/

    Several reports from parents, teachers, and therapists of children with autism have noted they have minor difficulties with handwriting skills. Some children on the spectrum are not able to write as well as their neurotypical peers. It is for this reason that weighted pencils were introduced and became popular among parents and occupational therapists. When […]

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    Types of Autism Behavior Interventions

    https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/types-of-autism-behavior-interventions/

    What is an intervention? Intervention for autism involves taking action, often with outside help, to improve a specific condition or behavior. A successful intervention requires the cooperation of the child, parent, and therapist. With consistent practice and teamwork, interventions can make a difference. There are many interventions that address the many challenges parents encounter when […]

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    Expert Advice on Caring for Your ASD Child’s Teeth for Life

    Expert Advice on Caring for Your ASD Child’s Teeth for Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advice-caring-asd-childs-teeth/

    When it comes to dental hygiene, it can be challenging for children with autism to regularly brush their teeth. They might experience discomfort when cleaning for the first time, making them dislike performing this important task. If you are a parent or a caregiver, you must be creative and consistent in finding ways to establish […]

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    Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan

    Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/oppositional-defiant-disorder-treatment-plan/

    What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a type of behavior disorder mostly seen in children. Children with ODD have consistent behavior patterns which include being argumentative and defiant towards parents and other figures of authority. According to documentation from the DSM-5, oppositional defiant disorder is “a pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant […]

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    The Thyroid and Autism Connection

    The Thyroid and Autism Connection https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/the-thyroid-autism-connection/

    Thyroid and Autism Connection Scientists and researchers have noted that autism and thyroid disease are two epidemics on the rise. Dr. Raphael Kellman believes autism and thyroid disease are closely related. His study showed that 75 percent of children with autism have undiagnosed thyroid problems often due to unreliable blood tests. The most common type […]

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    Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions

    Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-depression/

    What is depression? Psychiatry.org defines depression as a medical illness that causes “feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.” People with autism, particularly teens and adults, are prone to depression. At this stage of their lives, autistic teens and adults have more social experiences. As a result, they can go […]

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