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.

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

Relieve Your Child's Stress with Calming Cookie Dough

If your child has autism, you are probably quite familiar with sensory processing issues.  Although sensory processing and autism are two separate entities, they often co-exist and each can further complicate the other.  Oftentimes, children with autism have greater difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviors because processing all the sensory stimuli in their world can […]

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New Equine Simulator Therapy Provides a Unique Sense of Calm

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Horseback riding therapy has been successfully prescribed to treat children and adults with developmental challenges like autism and Asperger’s for several decades now as part of a comprehensive therapeutic package. Scientists concluded long ago that the horse’s multidimensional rhythmic movement, which resembles the natural walking gait of a human, can achieve specific therapeutic outcomes. It […]

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New Research: Program Offers Help for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is closely aligned with autism in that most individuals on the autism spectrum have significant struggles with SPD (autismspeaks.org). Children with sensory impairments find it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, resulting in challenges such as clumsiness, anxiety, and social and behavioral problems.  Additionally, many of them have sensory-related sensitivities […]

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LEGO® Therapy: How to Build Connections with Autism – One Brick at a Time

LEGO Therapy: How to Build Connections with Autism - One Brick at a Time http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/lego-therapy-how-to-build-connections-with-autism-one-brick-at-a-time/

It All Comes Down to Play: Autism Play Therapy Play is an important activity of childhood and is understood to contribute to healthy development1. It is so important that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has identified play as the right of every child2. Through play, children have opportunities to move, be curious […]

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Outstanding Tips You’ll Love for Therapy On The Run

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Every parent’s goal is to have their child generalize the things they learn in therapy to their everyday lives, but that’s exactly the problem, the learning occurs in therapy and then we all go back to our everyday lives.  All too often there is no crossover.  Instead, there is the illusion that therapy needs to […]

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Pets Can Make all the Difference in the World of Autism

Recently, a mom was crying to me that her son has autism. I know that “I just got soccer punched in the gut” feeling after the doc says my children are “on the spectrum.”  I listened to all her heart’s concerns and comments with the autism diagnosis. When she was finished I said to her, […]

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Music May Hold the Key to Enhancing Language for Autistic Children – 7 Tips for Integration

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Through my experience working with children with autism, on numerous occasions, I witnessed how music could enhance their speech, language and communication skills. Several times I noted that children with very little speech who had been described to me as almost non-verbal, could easily recall words from songs. I carried out research for a PhD […]

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Nathaniel was a different child from the moment he was born. My husband was away at basic training, and I was back home, doing what many military spouses do. I was delivering a baby without my husband by my side. When the fuss subsided and all of the relatives went home, I was left at […]

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Kids Cooperate – Social Sensory Cognition Therapy

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Interview with Aaron Weintraub by Leslie Burby   Leslie Burby: Today is April 18th, 2013, and I am here with Aaron Weintraub the Director of Kids Cooperate a Connecticut social skills group http://kidscooperate.com.  How did you come to create Kids Cooperate? Aaron Weintraub: My background is in Human Development. I attended the University of Vermont, […]

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Early Signs of Autism in Children – Diagnosis and treatment options

We are proud to announce the release of Leslie Burby’s latest book, Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers, Infants and Babies. The book provides a practical guide about how to identify the early signs in:· Speech Repetition Play Fixations Gastrointestinal complications Feeding Sensory Processing It highlights the developmental milestones that your child should be reaching from […]

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