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Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

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“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of […]

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Issue 39 – Working Together to Communicate Better

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 Dear Readers,Communication can be tough. As we all know, many children diagnosed with autism have a more difficult time developing the language skills they need at first. Nonverbal communication, such as eye contact, hand gestures and facial expressions, can especially be a challenge. While many children with autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop communication skills differently […]

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Treating Genetic Mutations in Autism

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Genetic testing is the biggest medical advancement of the early 21st century. Our understanding of how genes play a role in brain function is advancing every year. While many children receive negative genetic tests for Fragile X syndrome, there are thousands upon thousands of genetic tests available. If you think you’ve exhausted genetic testing for […]

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Issue 38 – Keeping ASD Kids Healthy

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Dear Readers,The journey toward good health — it’s in the news every day. It’s circulated on television, social media, newspapers, magazines…we are inundated by free-flowing advice.  It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the reports, as they often contradict and they aren’t always easy to follow.That’s why we have chosen to focus this […]

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Quotes About Autism 2

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“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing.… But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique.” – Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism “I myself am opaque, for some reason. […]

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Quotes About Autism

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“Autism is not contagious, but my smile is.” “Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.” -Adrienne Bailon, Artist   “Autistic today. Genius tomorrow.” “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child […]

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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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