Category Archives for "Autism Therapy"

Articles that focus on a wide range of tools, services, programs and teaching methods that can potentially help someone on the spectrum reach their potential. Sometimes the words ‘treatment’ and ‘intervention’ are used as well.

Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love

Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/equine-therapy-can-help-a-child-you-love

Surrounded by the delightful whinnies of “therapeutic” horses, I had the opportunity to interview Laurie Willmott, founder of Spirit Therapies. How did you get started in Equine Therapy? I’ve been around horses since I was three years old. They have always held a special place in my heart. In 1997, I was working as a […]

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Autism Therapies and Treatments You Need to Know

Autism Therapies and Treatments You Need to Know http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-therapies-and-treatments

The Ultimate Guide to Autism Therapies and Solutions Finding the best method for treating autism is often a challenge for the loved ones of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Because no two people with ASD are exactly the same, it’s vital to choose a method of treatment and therapy and an intervention […]

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The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists

The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-therapists-autism-lessons/

My son is 16 years old and is on the autism spectrum. He started speech therapy at age three and applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the age of four. He’s had occupational and music therapy and social skills groups led by therapists. A whole lot of therapy! Some of the therapies have been at school, […]

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Evidence vs. Speculation: How to Know Which ASD Therapies Work

Evidence vs. Speculation: How to Know Which ASD Therapies Work http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/which-asd-therapies-work/

Do an online search for “autism therapy for children,” and you will get more than 90 million results offering everything from applied behavior analysis (ABA), equine therapy, restricted diets, hyperbaric chambers, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and alternating tactile stimulation, to behavioral therapy, chelation, electroconvulsive therapy and much more. Parents want the best for their children […]

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The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD

The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/garden-benefits-autism/

Anyone who gardens knows how good it can make you feel. Whether you’re a bit tired, had a stressful day at work, an argument or are dealing with serious depression or heartbreaking loss, I’ve heard time and time again from people how powerfully healing gardening can be. It enables us to take time out from […]

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5 Simple Art Projects For a Child with Special Needs

5 Simple Art Projects For a Child with Special Needs http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/art-projects-for-special-needs/

There’s a reason children are encouraged to draw and paint at a young age. One of the most important reasons for this is to develop the critical motor skills. Interestingly, studies have also shown that exposure to art at a young age can help children develop socially and emotionally and it teaches them analytical and […]

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Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills?

Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/floortime-therapy/

Is your child with autism passive or sensory seeking? Are there developmental delays? Floortime therapy, an evidence-based intervention for autism, may strengthen basic communication skills and relationship skills for your child. What is DIR Floortime? Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) Floortime was developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan to help children with autism spectrum […]

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Music Therapy Can Create Amazing Results for People with Autism

Music Therapy Can Create Amazing Results for People with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-music-therapy/

Music is everywhere. It’s in our speech, our stories, and our interactions with one another. We add it to our work, relaxation, and our exercise because of its power to enhance the activities. It’s historic, cultural, and unavoidable. I would go so far to suggest music is the human experience as it has touched cultures all […]

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Survival Tips for In-Home Therapy You Need to Know

Survival Tips for In-Home Therapy You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/survival-tips-in-home-therapy

So, you have decided that in-home therapy is the right move for you and your child. You’ve had the referral and the assessment, and the insurance company says yes—you’re all set, right? Well, almost! Before the therapist even rings the doorbell, take a moment to read eight tips for therapy survival to help make your […]

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The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital

The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistance-dog-can-help-autistic-in-hospital

Characteristically, a person diagnosed with autism has fixed routines in their everyday life. Any change to this routine can be very distressing, which can mean staying over in a hospital will result in panic attacks or even meltdowns. The strange environment on top of an illness can be extremely difficult for the autistic brain to […]

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