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How to Help Your Child With Autism Get to Sleep

How to Help Your Child With Autism Get to Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-get-to-sleep/

With the start of another school year around the corner, there’s no better time to look at ways to optimize your child’s sleep. Sleep is essential to good health, and a lack of sleep can result in problematic behaviors, an inability to concentrate, fatigue, and poor academic performance. Sleep issues in children and adolescents with […]

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How to Help a Child Struggling With Sensory Issues and Self-Control

How to Help a Child Struggling With Sensory Issues and Self-Control https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-struggling-with-sensory-issues/

When a child is having a tantrum or meltdown, we tend to say, “That child is struggling with self-control.” This description doesn’t quite capture what is really going on: poor self-regulation. A child might be able to control certain actions, such as hitting one’s self or others, even when upset, but what if the child […]

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Why It’s Important to Embrace Autism Research

Why It’s Important to Embrace Autism Research https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/why-important-embrace-autism-research/

Research is very important for parents to understand—unfortunately, it isn’t something that a lot of families have time for or can easily access. It may seem that research exists in an ivory tower. I want to inspire you to embrace research. It helps inform the practitioners and teachers that work with your loved one on […]

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10 Behavior Analytic Steps to Forgiveness You Need to Know

10 Behavior Analytic Steps to Forgiveness You Need to Know https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavior-analytic-forgiveness-to-know/

What constitutes forgiveness and the best pathway to achieving it is one of the most debated topics around. Some argue that in order to forgive, one must forget past transgressions and “take the high road” or “be the bigger person.” Others claim that forgiveness sets you free. What does all this mean and which philosophy […]

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Motherhood: Finding Their Joy…and Yours

Motherhood: Finding Their Joy…and Yours https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/motherhood-finding-their-joy-yours/

My mother always told me, “Motherhood is not for wimps.” No truer words can be spoken for any parent of a child on the spectrum. What keeps us going are the day to day and sometimes the moment to moment joys. As parents, watching our autistic children succeed or be valued for their contribution to […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Dr. April Lisbon

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Dr. April Lisbon https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-april-lisbon/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with April J. Lisbon, EdD who was born in New York but raised on the beautiful island of St. Croix, United […]

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How to Improve Self-Help Skills With Video Self-Modeling

How to Improve Self-Help Skills With Video Self-Modeling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-skills-with-self-modeling/

Does your child need help brushing his/her teeth? Can your child wash his/her hands without help? Will your child do simple chores around the home, like making his/her bed, without your help? Assisting your child with these and other self-help tasks daily can often bring stress to your life. If you can teach your child […]

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Are Girls with Autism Not Being Diagnosed?

Are Girls with Autism Not Being Diagnosed? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-girls-not-diagnosed

Autism diagnostic tests When a child is sent for diagnostic testing to determine an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the tests, traditionally, are the same for both males and females. Depending on the age of the child being screened for ASD, markers will vary, but generally speaking, doctors test a child’s developmental and social skills as […]

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Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness

Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-strategies-handling-tactile-defensiveness

Touch is the first sensation that starts evolving in the womb at five weeks. The early development of the touch (tactile) system provides an essential foundation for emerging social and communicative behaviors (Cascio, 2010). According to Kranowitz (2005), the touch system layers our bodies and gives us information about surrounding physical entities. Moreover, it works […]

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Study Reveals That Unpruned Extra Synapses May Cause Autism

Study Reveals That Unpruned Extra Synapses May Cause Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/unpruned-extra-synapses-may-cause-autism

As part of a special brain-tissue study, a group of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center made an extraordinary discovery when they examined the brain tissues of children with autism. According to researchers, the study revealed that the brains of the children studied had an excess of synapses, the structure that permits a neuron to pass an […]

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