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Benefits, Uses, and Importance of Occupational Therapy for Autism

Benefits, Uses, and Importance of Occupational Therapy for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/occupational-therapy-for-autism

What is occupational therapy? The role of occupational therapy for autism is to help the child participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. (“About Occupational Therapy,” 2019) Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach to the client’s wellbeing. It addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects […]

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Craniosacral Therapy and Sensory Integration

Craniosacral Therapy and Sensory Integration https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/craniosacral-therapy-and-sensory-integration/

What is Craniosacral Therapy? Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a non-invasive, touch-based therapy that is part of cranial osteopathy. This therapy involves applying gentle pressure on the skull, spine, and parts of the pelvis. It is used by osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists to relieve pain and discomfort. Practitioners claim that craniosacral therapy can melt away […]

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Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism

Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vest for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/weighted-vest-benefits-for-autism/

What is a weighted vest? A weighted vest is a garment worn over clothing with extra weight added within the vest. This is done either by using heavy fabric or filling the vest’s pockets with weighted objects such as steel bars or sandbags. It is designed to add between five to ten percent of a […]

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Understanding the Gifts of Autism Can Be Wonderful for Us All

Understanding the Gifts of Autism Can Be Wonderful for Us All https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-gifts-of-autism

I have been working almost exclusively with children on the spectrum for the last 14 years of my 40-year career as a pediatric occupational therapist.  Part of my job is to help identify which children fit the criteria of someone with autism. Although no two children are alike, and children with autism are no exception, […]

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Issue 76 – Raising A Child with Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single StepAn autism advocate and mother to a young man with autism shares their tender journey together as she teaches him essential life skills.Kimberly Reeves, MEd Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs DadsA loving […]

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Sensory Play Ideas and Summer Activities For Kids With Autism

Does your child with autism become overstimulated or bored easily? With the school year coming to an end, are you looking for sensory play ideas for your child? This guide will provide a variety of ideas for fun sensory activities for children with autism. How do sensory issues affect children with autism? The study found […]

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What’s New on the Bookshelf: When Kids Fly

What's New on the Bookshelf: When Kids Fly https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/whats-new-on-bookshelf-when-kids-fly

(2015) Parents of children with sensory integration challenges will finally have access to a clear and concise treatment resource straight from an industry-leading professional. With the upcoming release When Kids Fly: Solutions for Children with Sensory Integration Challenges, Sally Fryer Dietz has assembled her unprecedented knowledge from over thirty years as a physical and sensory […]

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