How Do You Choose An Autism Specialist? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-choose-autism-specialist/
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How Do You Choose An Autism Specialist?

As the autism diagnosis rates continue to rise, awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the need for an autism specialist also increase. An autism specialist is trained to provide the support needed to a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and could work with the child in a school setting, therapy sessions, or other

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Things We Didn't Know About Autism Treatment a Decade Ago https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/developed-autism-treatments/
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Things We Didn’t Know About Autism Treatment a Decade Ago

The phrase “autism treatment” can cause quite a controversy in the autism community. At one time, autism was viewed as something “wrong” with a person that needed to be cured. As more research has been done, we’ve learned much more about autism and see neurodivergence differently.  Research has provided incredible resources for parents and guardians

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How the Masgutova Method Can Be Beneficial for Autistic Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/does-mnri-method-work/
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How the Masgutova Method Can Be Beneficial for Autistic Children

The Masgutova Method was created by Dr. Svetlana Musgutova during the 1989 UFA train disaster that resulted in many children that were severely injured and traumatized. Dr. Musgutova figured out that these children were not responding to previously used, cognitive approaches to therapy. These children were not responding because the level of trauma they experienced

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Chelation Therapy Is It Worth the Risks https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/does-chelation-therapy-worth-it/
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Chelation Therapy: Is It Worth the Risks?

“I’m sorry Mrs. Campbell, I am not sure what to tell you,” The doctor stated sympathetically, “Your son’s symptoms are not responding the way we had hoped. There is one treatment that we could try.”Mrs. Campbell looked up with desperate anticipation, “We would try anything to help our boy”.The doctor continued, “It is a controversial

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What is Sound Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-sound-therapy-works/
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What is Sound Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Sound therapy for autism spectrum disorders uses certain sounds that are thought to help with some behavioural disorders that can be associated with autism. It is thought that children with autism can benefit the most, because when there are early interventions the brain is more adapted to learn and respond. This article is going to

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Cycles Approach Speech Therapy for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/articulation-speech-therapy/
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Cycles Approach Speech Therapy for Autism

This article is going to discuss the Cycles Approach speech therapy for autism. The Cycles Approach for speech therapy, also known as the Cycles Phonological Remediation Approach is a widely used speech therapy that can treat severe speech sound disorders (SSD) in early childhood and elementary aged children. The Cycles Approach for speech therapy is

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Autism and Dance: Does Dancing Benefit Autistic Kids? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/dance-movement-benefits/
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Autism and Dance: Does Dancing Benefit Autistic Kids?

Dance has always been known as a universal form of self-expression. The benefits are numerous. For kids with autism, dance can be a therapeutic resource. There are many studies exploring the benefits of dance, for both neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals, and thus there are many dance programs geared towards those with special needs to encourage

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Choosing a Dog for Autism: The Best Dog Breeds https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/choosing-autism-therapy-dog-breed/
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Choosing a Dog for Autism: The Best Dog Breeds

Besides being cute and a major source of love, dogs are an extremely valuable resource for learning when it comes to compassion, taking care of another living thing, feeling supported, and feeling less anxious. The connection between a dog and a child is an incredibly powerful thing. Research suggests there are three types of dogs

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Does Animal Assisted Therapy for Autism Work? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-animal-assisted-therapy/
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Does Animal Assisted Therapy for Autism Work?

There are different types of therapies available to choose from and animal assisted therapy for autism has so much potential, depending on the individual with autism spectrum disorder. Therapy dogs, autism service dogs, equine assisted activities, and more are among choices parents and caregivers can select if searching for an animal assisted therapy. According to

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Neurologically Active Probiotics for Autism
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Neurologically Active Probiotics for Autism

Professor Ying-Chieh Tsai, PhD, Chief Founder at Bened Biomedical, discusses the benefits of neurologically active products for autism spectrum disorder.  In TV ads and on grocery store shelves, it seems probiotics are everywhere. Most people understand that probiotics are “good” bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that live inside the intestines. They’re typically thought of as

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Q&A: What Are the Benefits of Physical Therapy For Kids?
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Q&A: What Are the Advantages of Physical Therapy For Kids?

Parenting neurodiverse children often requires us to have contact with many different kinds of professionals. This creates, what can be, an overwhelming amount of appointments, and many appointments, that in and of themselves are overwhelming. We often find it necessary to put children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) into situations that make them especially uncomfortable

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Is Vocational Therapy Effective for Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-vocational-therapy/
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Is Vocational Therapy Effective for Autism?

Vocational therapy is a branch of occupational therapy. It uses work scenarios as a means of treatment to help strengthen and develop interpersonal skills in a workplace environment. Many young adults with autism who are getting ready to choose a career typically benefit from learning various skills beforehand. These skills can be taught and made

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Patent Approved on Microbiota Transplant Therapy for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/patent-approved-microbiota-autism-therapy/
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Patent Approved on Microbiota Transplant Therapy for Autism

The US Patent Office has approved a patent submitted by Arizona State University (ASU) for the use of Microbiota Transplant Therapy (MTT) for treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms. The news marks a big step forward in the realm of autism treatments but does not yet mean that MTT is US Food and Drug Administration

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Clonidine for Autism: What is it? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/what-is-clonidine
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Clonidine for Autism: What is it?

There are very few prescription medications approved for autism spectrum disorders. Some feel this encourages off-label use of drugs to alleviate challenging autism symptoms of children on the spectrum. Clonidine is one such drug; frequently mentioned as a beneficial treatment option for sleep disturbances and behavioral challenges. Parents often experience frustration due to the lack

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Telehealth and Discrete Video Modeling for Families Worldwide
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Telehealth and Discrete Video Modeling for Families Worldwide

What are the benefits of telehealth and Discrete Video Modeling (DVM) for families with autistic children across the globe? In the United States (US), an estimated 222 per 10,000 children received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 2020—one of the world’s highest rates. Only South Korea (263) and Hong Kong (372) reported greater

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Is Acupuncture Effective for Autism?
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Is Acupuncture Effective for Autism?

The world of complementary and alternative medicine may seem a little mystical and vague. Search suggestions from Google emphasize what many parents want to know: “Does it actually work?” But, more specifically, is acupuncture effective in treating a complex condition like autism spectrum disorder? What is acupuncture? Acupuncture has been around for a long time;

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What is Vibration Therapy for Autism?

Some of us enjoy the occasional trip to the spa; not only is it a form of self-care but it also offers us the opportunity to relieve tension. Treatments offered can range from hot stones, to trigger point massages including vibration massages. It’s therefore hardly surprising that vibration therapy for autism is believed to soothe

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CEASE Therapy for Autism: the Controversy of a “Cure”
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CEASE Therapy for Autism: the Controversy of a “Cure”

CEASE therapists are accused of making false claims about curing autism. With promises like “complete elimination of toxic imprints” CEASE therapy for autism fuels hope and derision in equal measure. As much as I dislike typing these words, many parents have admitted they want a”cure for autism”. They don’t want a “cure” because they don’t

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Efficacy of Secretin Treatment for Autism
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Efficacy of Secretin Treatment for Autism

Discoveries about the biological treatment of autism symptoms are growing and are hot topics for parents seeking solutions to assist their children. One area scientists have been looking into for some years with limited success is secretin as a treatment for symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The first study into the use of secretin

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Here are three tips that could help you make the right decision when choosing a therapy dog.
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Choosing a Therapy Dog for Your ASD Child

Here are three tips that could help you make the right decision when choosing a therapy dog. A therapy dog might seem like a large cost, but it’s an investment in your child that can make a huge difference to his/her quality of life.  Therapy dogs are a little different from service dogs. But once

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Dance Therapy for Autism: What are the Benefits?
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Dance Therapy for Autism: What are the Benefits?

Historically, dance has been used as a form of healing. In African culture, dance resonates across a variety of tribes to symbolize connection with a higher power and to bring people together in communities to honor the rights of passage, but have you heard of dance therapy for autism?  Of course, engagement through dance exists

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Risperidone for Autism: Does it Work? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/risperidone-autism
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Risperidone for Autism: Does it Work?

Intense tantrums, aggression, and self-injury are some of the most worrying symptoms associated with autism. These behaviors are usually addressed with therapy, but doctors may decide that medication is needed.  Risperidone is an antipsychotic sometimes prescribed to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Let’s explore what this drug does and whether it’s effective for kids

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.Information on how hypnosis for autism symptoms may or may not be beneficial.
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Hypnosis for Autism: Is it Beneficial?

Ever since my autism diagnosis 25 years ago, doctors and therapists have been a regular part of my life. I’ve run the gamut of antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs; I’ve seen countless therapists in my journey recovering from PTSD, social anxiety, and addiction. Despite keeping an open mind, when I was offered a course of hypnotherapy

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One in five autism caregivers gives their child CBD products, analysis of CBD usage by country.
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One in Five Autism Caregivers Give Their Child CBD Products

Autism Parenting Magazine has revealed almost 20% of people caring for a child with autism give their child CBD, while 31.3% started usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey sent out by Autism Parenting Magazine (APM) to more than 160,000 email subscribers around the world, 18.6% of respondents confirmed they use CBD for a

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An overview of recent findings of treatments and their effectiveness for helping autism symptoms.
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Uncovering New Autism Treatment Methods

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition with symptoms varying from difficulties in communication and interaction, to special interests and repetitive behaviors, to sensory sensitivities. For this reason, new autism treatment methods are regularly unveiled and often focus on different elements of the spectrum. It is important to note that, while scientists drive research

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Stem Cells Therapy for Autism: Does it Work? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stem-cell-therapy-autism/
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Stem Cells Therapy for Autism: Does it Work?

Most of us are familiar with the scientific fact that any living, breathing animal, insect etc. is made up of cells. These cells form tissues and organs that support the existence of the host. Many of us have also heard of stem cells therapy for autism but are unsure about its validity. Scientists have studied

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Autism Feeding Therapy: Targeting Picky Eating https://autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-feeding-therapy
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Autism Feeding Therapy: Targeting Picky Eating

During my 20+ years of treating children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, I have always been asked: “How do I get my child to eat healthier foods?” The first step I take in addressing feeding concerns is to complete a full history assessment. To properly assist with the issue, we must learn what is/are the

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What is Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/relationship-development-intervention/
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What is Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)?

For some families at-home therapy, led by parents as primary therapists, became a necessity during lockdown. Relationship Development Intervention is a home-based, potentially effective treatment that may help parents promote dynamic intelligence, social skills and flexibility in their autistic children. Banana bread, zooming (that’s a verb now) in pajama bottoms, and doing everything from home

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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Autism
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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Autism

How do we think about movement? Are the differences between healthy movement patterns and deficits easy to spot? How much do individual movement skills vary? Families of children with autism spectrum disorder are often confronted with technical terms and diagnoses related to physical abilities; “low tone”,“motor planning delays”,and “trunk stability deficits”. Physical therapy can provide

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The Evolution of Suramin for Autism
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The Evolution of Suramin for Autism

The wonders of modern medicine have led to a greater understanding of how our bodies function from the cellular level and how these manifest in the physical. In turn, this has lead to the evolution of suramin for autism as well as other drugs for neurological conditions. Several drugs have been developed over recent years and,

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