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Top Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Kids With Autism Every Day

Top Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Kids With Autism Every Day https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-kids-with-autism-everyday/

There are many different methods of therapy that can be useful for helping children cope with the symptoms of autism. Since there are different types of autism and a wide variety of environments that autistic children may be raised in, it’s a good idea to figure out which type of therapy will best suit the […]

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Meltdowns: Video Self-Modeling to the Rescue!

Meltdowns: Video Self-Modeling to the Rescue! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/video-self-modeling-to-the-rescue/

Does your child have a difficult time handling disappointment? Do seemingly simple requests turn into tantrums? Sometimes children learn one way to handle situations like this (i.e., meltdown) and have a very difficult time learning a new and better way to respond. It’s likely not enjoyable for you or your child when these situations arise, […]

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Autism and Toddlers: The Amazing Rewards Of Early Intervention

Autism and Toddlers: The Amazing Rewards Of Early Intervention https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-rewards-of-early-intervention/

Several months after turning one, our son Daniel started to show some unusual behavior. He started to forget words he had learned, and he would let chewed food fall out of his mouth while eating. Although concerning, we didn’t give it too much thought until he started becoming more passive, spending increasing time staring into […]

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Finding the Right Therapy to Help Foster Independence With Special Needs

Finding the Right Therapy to Help Foster Independence With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/right-therapy-with-special-needs/

Functional independence skills are necessary for daily living and establishing quality of life. For ‘neuro-typical’ individuals, we exercise functional independence every day without thinking much about it. We get ourselves up, bathed, dressed, fed and out the door instinctually. For children with autism, however, these functional skills are often not always innate. It’s important to […]

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Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives

Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our Lives https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/love-and-strength-of-women/

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” — Gail Tsukiyama For all of us, there are times in our lives when the spinning wheel of fortune lands on “bad things.”  We face tragedy, heartbreak, loss, rejection, […]

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The Amazing Rewards of Music for Kids with Autism

The Amazing Rewards of Music for Kids with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/rewards-of-music-for-autism/

Have you ever had one of those moments where you felt like you made as much of a difference in someone’s life as Clarence Odbody, Angel Second Class, did for George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life? I have—although it was really the other way around—I was the one being saved! I lead drum therapy […]

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Q&A HELP! I Don’t Know How To Handle Inertia With Autism

Q&A HELP! I Don't Know How To Handle Inertia With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-handle-inertia-with-autism/

Do you have any information on inertia and the best ways to help a young girl diagnosed with autism handle it? –Anne Hi Anne. As an occupational therapist, we specialize in helping people with the motor planning part of inertia (also known as the clinical term “praxis”). Motor planning is a higher-level skill than motor […]

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Five Tips to Help Make Summer Trips Exciting With Special Needs

Five Tips to Help Make Summer Trips Exciting With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-to-make-summer-exciting/

Splash Pads, Amusement Parks, Family Vacations For many families, summertime can be a source of family bonding, excitement, and fun. However, summer activities can quickly turn hectic. Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) crave stability. Meltdowns may seem inevitable whenever a child is thrown off a routine without warning. As a parent, it can […]

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Simple Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help Children With ASD

Simple Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help Children With ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-help-children-with-asd/

As a professional working extensively in the area of special education needs I saw a pattern as I interacted with different professionals and parents. The interesting part is that this pattern is unintentional as we don’t know whether what we are doing is right or wrong which leads to a lot of anxiety and confusion […]

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Amazing Ways a Weighted Blanket May Help Children with ASD

Amazing Ways a Weighted Blanket May Help Children with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-blanket-helps-to-relax/

With a bunch of different therapies, products, and strategies, it’s hard to do it all, even though you want to give your child every ounce of help you can.  The way we deal with this when working with families who are raising a child with autism is to look for high leverage points. What we […]

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