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Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism

Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism

Significant overall improvements often occur in those with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by medically treating their coexisting inner-ear/cerebellar-determined (dyslexia or learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety related) symptoms with inner-ear-improving medications. Despite significant scientific advances, we currently do not know the primary cause(s) and cure of autism. Thus a… 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

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent… Continue Reading

New Communication App Gives Autistic Children an Important Edge

New Communication App Gives Autistic Children an Important Edge

Communication is the key to every human interaction, and when a child faces challenges with language it can be devastating to social growth. Nikki Dickman, a supervisor to behavioral therapists focusing on kids with autism, had the idea to turn traditional behavioral therapy into an iPad brain game. With the help of her partners Andrew Greenstein… Continue Reading

Ways Technology Can Aid ASD Students in the Classroom

Ways Technology Can Aid ASD Students in the Classroom

Great strides have been made in the past few years towards embracing the inherent challenges and discoveries made about the different degrees of autism. Targeted diets, advanced educator training, multitudes of periodical resources and specialized mainstream community mentor programs are all available to lend support. However, it is technology in the classroom that has propelled… Continue Reading

Making Popular Video Games Good for Kids Affected by Autism

Making Popular Video Games Good for Kids Affected by Autism

It’s hard to find a child these days who doesn’t love video games, but for many kids on the autism spectrum, digital play has an especially strong draw.  Children affected by autism appear to be particularly attracted to video games because of the visual nature of screen-based technology, the structure, and immediate feedback gaming provides. … Continue Reading

Simple Ways Sensory Based Intervention Can Change Your ASD Child’s Life

Simple Ways Sensory Based Intervention Can Change Your ASD Child’s Life

One in six children experiences sensory difficulties that affect everyday life. Sensory based intervention has been shown effective. A family-centered approach emphasizes parental coaching in natural environments of the family. Despite the importance of intervention carryover, adherence is believed to be low. This is due to the overwhelming nature, required commitment and lifestyle changes asked of children and… Continue Reading

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