Category Archives for "Autism Solutions"

Articles for parents and/carers that focus on ways to help make positive change; can include advice on finding answers to issues that affect people with autism, such as ways to master skills, ways to cope and handle certain situations.

The Broomstick Game: A Simple Way to Stimulate Your Child’s Proprioceptive System

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Working as a pediatric occupational therapist for 45 years and almost exclusively with children on the spectrum for the last 20 years, I’ve learned an important fact: children on the spectrum like deep touch. This isn’t news and it’s why parents hear about the benefits of a child wearing a tight vest, playing squishy games […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Learn Flexible Thinking

Helping Autism Child Learn Flexible Thinking

Children with autism are often frustrated with changes in their daily schedule, or the unexpected actions of another person.  Parents and teachers often find themselves responding to the behavioral outcome of the stress and anxiety involved with this “inflexible thinking,” rather than teaching flexible thinking in a systematic way. Here are five tips that may […]

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Dr. G Aspie Show – Picky Eating with Dr. Lauren King

In this two-part series of the Dr. G Aspie Show, Dr. Lauren King, co-founder of Food Wise at Southeast Psych, joins Dr. G to discuss picky eating with kids on the spectrum. Part 1 answers the big question – Why are kids on the spectrum typically picky eaters? Kids on the spectrum tend to have […]

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Simple Ways to Integrate Fine Motor Coordination, Strength and Dexterity Activities

As a busy mom of three kids, I love writing these types of articles;  articles where I share  activities that can really set the stage for major skill development while promoting child independence and confidence (plus, they will hopefully allow you to have a second or two to do a thousand other things…or sit). I know […]

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Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Cope with Traumatic Events

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Terrorism, school shootings, disastrous weather — these are just a few sobering reminders of the sometimes unpredictable world we live in.  In times of distress, children with autism especially need our help to navigate such confusing and scary moments.  If warranted, assistance from a qualified professional such as a psychologist, social worker, or counselor should […]

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How to Help Your Child with Autism Overcome Picky Eating

How to Help Your Child with Autism Overcome Picky Eating https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-help-your-asd-child-overcome-picky-eating-now/

Picky Eating is the common term for what Picky Eaters do. These children are hard to please and to feed in general, but they rarely end up starving themselves. Patterns of over-selecting food are common among children with developmental disorders, but they are also common among all children. Estimates vary widely among studies, but in […]

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How to Take the Worry Out of Appointments with Your ASD Child

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Do you dread taking your child with ASD to the dentist? Is a trip to get a haircut out of the question? Try using the 3 P’s: Pretend, Practice, and Pair to take the sting out of necessary outings. With a little time and preparation, kids on the spectrum of all ages and skill levels can learn to […]

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Advice on How the Thyroid/Autism Connection Can Make a Difference

Advice On How Thyroid and Autism Connection Makes A Difference

During my years as a physician I have had the privilege to work with many families and their autistic children. In my experience, nearly three-quarters of those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have low thyroid function.  With proper treatment, we often see significant gains in speech, language, eye contact, motor function, growth, GI function […]

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How to Help Your ASD Child Navigate Through Life

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I find that a large portion of my day is spent running on auto-pilot. I don’t really think about getting dressed, taking a shower, feeding the cat, driving to work, and so on.  I react to what I encounter in my environment almost instinctively, nailed down by habit, and granted … all of it seems […]

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Professional Tips for Combating Stress and Anxiety in the New School Year

As the holidays draw to a close and children (and parents) get excited about the beginning of a new school year, for many children living with autism, the new school year cause higher levels of stress than normal. Our role as parents and teachers is to help these young people experience school with as little […]

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