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Ways Technology Can Aid ASD Students in the Classroom

Ways Technology Can Aid ASD Students in the Classroom

Great strides have been made in the past few years towards embracing the inherent challenges and discoveries made about the different degrees of autism. Targeted diets, advanced educator training, multitudes of periodical resources and specialized mainstream community mentor programs are all available to lend support. However, it is technology in the classroom that has propelled… Continue Reading

Autism Discovery: Some Children with Autism May Benefit from Oxytocin Treatment

Autism Discovery: Some Children with Autism May Benefit from Oxytocin Treatment

A study done by Stanford University of Medicine on the use of oxytocin as treatment for children with autism revealed that children with low baseline oxytocin levels exhibited improved social behaviors. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was the first one conducted on how oxytocin baseline levels… Continue Reading

Signs of Autism? Don’t Be Scared of the A-Word

Signs of Autism? Don’t Be Scared of the A-Word

Your 2-year-old son has tantrums all the time. Just moving his favorite chair can trigger a meltdown. He grunts and points when he wants something. He rarely looks you in the eye and often doesn’t respond to his name. Family and friends are reassuring. “Kids develop at different paces.” “He’s just quiet.” “My co-worker’s child… Continue Reading

Revolutionary New Way to Diagnose Autism Revealed

Revolutionary New Way to Diagnose Autism Revealed

Repetitive behavior? It’s all relative. And new research from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, illustrates that the repetitive behavior exhibited by parents themselves may hold the secret to determining what might be typical behavior for a developing child and what might be an early indicator of future developmental struggles. David Evans, professor of psychology at… Continue Reading

Important Ways Storytelling Can Benefit Kids with Autism

Important Ways Storytelling Can Benefit Kids with Autism

Storytelling is at the core of the human experience.  Personal stories are what ground us; they give us a sense of purpose and identity. Storytelling helps children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) master language skills, improve listening skills, increase attention span, develop curiosity and creativity, and better understand nonverbal communication.[1] Storytelling is both an inbred… Continue Reading