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How Can Sensory Deficits Impact Communication With ASD?

How Can Sensory Deficits Impact Communication With ASD? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-deficits-communication-with-asd/

As we all learned in elementary school, there are five basic senses that we use to process the world around us; touch, hearing, vision, smell, and taste.  Our sense organs (e.g., eyes, nose, etc.) receive information from the environment and relay that information to the brain for interpretation. Throughout the day, each of us processes […]

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The Amazing Ways Equine Therapy Can Change a Child’s Life

The Amazing Ways Equine Therapy Can Change a Child's Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/equine-therapy-change-childs-life/

“Mommy, you purple!” The little girl’s big brown eyes were wide with joy as she said the first phrase she had ever spoken. Up to this point, the young girl expressed her “special language” and ironically colors. Today was the first time in her short life of yearning to communicate she was able to utter […]

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How to Keep Children With Toileting Delay Comfortable at School

How to Keep Children With Toileting Delay Comfortable at School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/keep-children-with-toileting-delay/

No matter how old a child is, struggling with incontinence isn’t easy. It can be stressful for the entire family, especially when autism is involved. Incontinence and autism are often coupled together, due to the toileting delay, cognitive and sensory issues can cause. However, it doesn’t have to be stressful, as a few easy steps […]

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Why It’s Important to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom

Why It's Important to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-create-sensory-friendly-classroom/

Teachers often take a great deal of pride in the way they decorate their classrooms. They spend their free time developing decoration ideas and collecting items to make their rooms look and feel welcoming to children. But, what happens to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when they enter brightly colored classrooms with numerous posters […]

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Best Autism Apparels for Kids on the Spectrum

Best Autism Apparels for Kids on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-apparels/

Quick Navigation Sensory clothing for autismTarget Fun and Function Kozie Clothes Smart Knit Kids Calm Wear Kohl’s Autism awareness clothingAutism gifts and merchandise If you are caring for a child with autism, you are probably aware of sensory issues when it comes to clothing. Kids on the spectrum can be overly sensitive to clothing tags, seams, […]

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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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Sensory Stress Busters During the Hectic Holiday Season

Sensory Stress Busters During the Hectic Holiday Season https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stress-busters-during-holiday-season/

What a delight the holidays can be! Yet if you’re the parent of a child with sensory issues, making it a jolly holiday can be challenging. The stressors of unpredictable schedules, sudden transitions, and sensory input that disturbs your child are as plentiful as holiday lights this time of year. Naturally, we all try to […]

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Finding a Winning Special Needs Exercise Program

Finding a Winning Special Needs Exercise Program https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/winning-special-needs-exercise-program/

Whether in the gym, residential, or outdoor setting, engagement in routine exercise can help individuals on the autism spectrum to dramatically improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing. As time spent in the fitness setting creates opportunities to develop communication skills, facilitate sensory processing, and enhance social awareness, exercise task demands gradually transform into […]

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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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How to Make Medical Visits Easier for Your Child with Autism

How to Make Medical Visits Easier for Your Child with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-make-medical-visits-easier-for-your-child-with-autism

Emma takes medication that requires quarterly visits to the lab so they can draw blood to ensure her medication is within a therapeutic range.  Emma does not like going to the lab.  The day of the lab appointment, her father does not tell her where they are going because he knows she will cry and […]

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