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New Communication App Gives Autistic Children an Important Edge

New Communication App Gives Autistic Children an Important Edge https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-communication-app-gives-autistic-children-important-edge

Communication is the key to every human interaction, and when a child faces challenges with language it can be devastating to social growth. Nikki Dickman, a supervisor to behavioral therapists focusing on kids with autism, had the idea to turn traditional behavioral therapy into an iPad brain game. With the help of her partners Andrew Greenstein […]

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Using Lego and other visual supports to help Autistic children understand emotions

For many children on the autism spectrum, reading facial expressions is a daily struggle.  Is my teacher happy with me or irritated?  Is my sister worried or is she sad? Many children with autism can have a difficult time determining what other people are thinking and feeling, and because of this, struggle to partake in […]

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A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools continues to be a gold standard autism resource for parents and practitioners. Written by Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, a practicing school psychologist, this authoritative, yet accessible award-winning text provides step-by-step guidance for screening, assessing, and educating children at-risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Grounded […]

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Book in the Spotlight: Grace Figures Out School

Grace Figures Out School by Leslie Burby   One of the biggest struggles I face as a parent with children on the spectrum is the judgmental comments that are frequently tossed my way.  This children’s book was inspired by my daughter with Asperger’s when she was told to “throw out her ice cream cone” and […]

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Book in the Spotlight: Editorial Review of Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison   I have to say that I was eager to read Raising Cubby and felt honored that Random House was kind enough to send me a copy to review John Elder Robison’s latest masterpiece. Here is my review without divulging too much of his story… Another interesting and captivating […]

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KinderKord: A Safe Way To Stay Connected

  KinderKord by Joan Lunden   KinderKord is a wrist to wrist connection for you and your child which leaves your hands free–while keeping your child physically connected to you.   Backstory: The KinderKord was invented by Joan Lunden and her husband Jeffrey Konigsburg when concerned about keeping their two sets of twins safe. The only option […]

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My Signals: Autistic Reflections of a Man Who Thinks in Circles and Dreams Like a Stone

My Signals: Autistic Reflections by Patrick Jasper Lee   ‘The geometric synaesthetic system of communication, which I call “my signals”, enables me to do what other “aspies” can’t: accurately interpret a social situation, decide what individuals are communicating, and work out how I will need to behave accordingly’, says Patrick Jasper Lee, author of My Signals: Autistic Reflections of […]

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Go-Go Blanket: The perfect travel blanket for children

  Review of the Go-Go blanket by Go-Go Blanket       This month, we decided to review the go go blanket which is a cuddly, fleece blanket for infants and toddlers (up to size 5) designed to fit over the safety straps in a car seat or stroller.  Go-Go Blankets feature sleeves which keep the […]

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Black and White: A Colorful Look at the Spectrum

 Black and White: A Colorful Look at the Spectrumby S.R. Salas   Black and White is a memoir about life, love and understanding from an autistic perspective. It’s about growing up on a spectrum I wasn’t aware of until the diagnosis of my son 5 years ago. Black and White is my take on marriage, parenting, friendship and how very […]

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