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How to Use Music As a Tool to Gain Attention With Autism

How to Use Music As a Tool to Gain Attention With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/music-to-gain-attention-autism/

It is Thursday. I am about to meet a new child on the autism spectrum. My goal is to teach basic music skills and use these skills to build confidence, improve fine motor movement and prompt timely responses. To achieve this, I must capture the child’s attention. Brain function researchers have applied various definitions to […]

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Four Things Constantly in the Back of My Mind…and I Wish You’d Ask About Them

Four Things Constantly in the Back of My Mind...and I Wish You’d Ask About Them https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/four-things-constantly-in-mind/

1. Give Credit Where Credit is Due I have a seven-year-old boy who can recite the alphabet backward faster than some can forwards. He can name the planets and dwarf planets in order of their distance from the sun. He will tell you how many sides are on a pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon, […]

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Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior

Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handling-strategies-for-asd-behavior/

Do you avoid saying ‘no’? Do you only use the vacuum cleaner when your child is out of the house? Are you dreading dinnertime because the supermarket ran out of the particular brand of chicken nuggets that you usually buy? These are all questions often answered as ‘yes’ by parents of children with autism spectrum […]

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Top Advice on Ways Teachers and Parents Can Better Communicate

Top Advice on Ways Teachers and Parents Can Better Communicate https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-teachers-parents-better-communicate

Sending a child off to school is one of the scariest things a parent ever has to do. If that child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or any special needs, the fear is enhanced. Even though most special needs parents have more contact with their children’s teachers than other parents, it’s still hard not knowing […]

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HELP: How Can I Promote A Sibling Bond When One Child Has Autism?

HELP: How Can I Promote A Sibling Bond When One Child Has Autism? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/promote-sibling-bond-autism/

My 8-year-old son with autism loves his little brother and wants to play with him, but he has difficulty sharing, is overly-affectionate, and his screaming is so off-putting. How can I encourage their relationship as siblings? – Priya Hi Priya, I love that you want to help foster the brotherly bond between your boys! It […]

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Simple Ways You Can Help Strengthen the ASD Sibling Relationship

Growing up with autism can be a challenge for everyone: for the child whose view of the world differs from those around them, for the parents who go the extra mile to look after and keep their child with autism happy, and even for the brothers and sisters who struggle to connect with their sibling. […]

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