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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Jennifer Thomas-Goering

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Jennifer Thomas-Goering https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-jennifer-goering/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Jennifer Thomas-Goering who is a full-time anesthesiologist, entrepreneur and autism advocate. She is married to Patrick with two small, […]

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Issue 68 – ASD Strategies in Action

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Expert Ways to Help Tame Tantrums and Manage Meltdowns An occupational therapist and assistive technology practitioner explains the fundamental differences between temper tantrums and meltdowns and shares strategies to help address them. Alicia Ford-Lanza, MS, OTR/L, ATP Choosing The Best Childcare For Your ASD Child […]

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Autism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behavior

Autism, Head Banging and Other Self Harming Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm

Why do autistic children hit themselves? For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), headbanging is a common way to self-soothe and communicate needs. Both neurotypical and autistic babies and toddlers seek to recreate the rhythm that stimulated their vestibular system while in utero. Other rhythmic habits that fuel a child’s kinesthetic drive include head rolling, […]

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Q and A: Head Banging Solution

Head Banging Behavior Solutions

Question: Why Do Children Engage in Head Banging? Answer: Head banging can be a surprisingly common behavior in many children. Up to 20% of babies and toddlers bang their heads purposefully, with boys being up to three times more likely to engage in this behavior than girls. Head banging often starts at around 6 months, […]

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