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This Exciting New App Helps Special Needs Kids Speak Through Play

This Exciting New App Helps Special Needs Kids Speak Through Play

Product: Speech Blubs is a video- and voice-based app constructed with the purpose to boost children’s imitation and speaking abilities through play. “I’ve had it [Speech Blubs app] for less than a week and he’s already saying more!” Cost: $9.99 monthly subscription fee What’s special about this app is that it uses videos of real… Continue Reading

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Communication issues and autism For many children with autism, communication issues are one of the first telltale signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As autism covers a spectrum of challenges, children can present communication issues differently from one another. Some children might have a large vocabulary and learn to read at a young age but… Continue Reading

Advice on How the Thyroid/Autism Connection Can Make a Difference

Advice on How the Thyroid/Autism Connection Can Make a Difference

During my years as a physician I have had the privilege to work with many families and their autistic children. In my experience, nearly three-quarters of those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have low thyroid function.  With proper treatment, we often see significant gains in speech, language, eye contact, motor function, growth, GI function… Continue Reading