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The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists

The Most Important Things I Learned From My Child’s Therapists http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-therapists-autism-lessons/

My son is 16 years old and is on the autism spectrum. He started speech therapy at age three and applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the age of four. He’s had occupational and music therapy and social skills groups led by therapists. A whole lot of therapy! Some of the therapies have been at school, […]

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Evidence vs. Speculation: How to Know Which ASD Therapies Work

Evidence vs. Speculation: How to Know Which ASD Therapies Work http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/which-asd-therapies-work/

Do an online search for “autism therapy for children,” and you will get more than 90 million results offering everything from applied behavior analysis (ABA), equine therapy, restricted diets, hyperbaric chambers, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and alternating tactile stimulation, to behavioral therapy, chelation, electroconvulsive therapy and much more. Parents want the best for their children […]

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Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-sensory-toys/

Does your child with autism have issues with sensory input? Perhaps he/she would benefit from sensory-based intervention tools such as sensory toys. Take a look at some of the top sensory toys for autism recommended by many occupational therapists to include fidget spinners, hand toys, chew toys, cubes, and sensory rings for children with autism. […]

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The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD

The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/garden-benefits-autism/

Anyone who gardens knows how good it can make you feel. Whether you’re a bit tired, had a stressful day at work, an argument or are dealing with serious depression or heartbreaking loss, I’ve heard time and time again from people how powerfully healing gardening can be. It enables us to take time out from […]

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Parental ABA Can Make All the Difference in the World

Parental ABA Can Make All the Difference in the World http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parental-aba-autism/

He began to flap as the speech therapist cleaned the room dry of anything that would distract the little boy. Then she began her session, today’s lesson: pronouns.  She began to struggle.  She showed him stick figures pointing to themselves and pointing to other people. “My redshirt,” she repeated to him. He stared at her, […]

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How Much Practical Time Should Your Child with ASD Spend on the Screen?

How Much Practical Time Should Your Child with ASD Spend on the Screen? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/practical-time-can-asd-spend-on-screen

Do you know how much time your child spends on the screen playing video games? Do you know which kinds of games are detrimental or valuable to young minds? These are very challenging questions for parents, especially for parents of children with autism. There is no question that videogames, some apps and online activities can […]

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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 https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/app-helps-autism-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 […]

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Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills?

Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/floortime-therapy/

Is your child with autism passive or sensory seeking? Are there developmental delays? Floortime therapy, an evidence-based intervention for autism, may strengthen basic communication skills and relationship skills for your child. What is DIR Floortime? Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) Floortime was developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan to help children with autism spectrum […]

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Issue 73 – Amazing Ways To Support Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Easy Ways to Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling Learn simple ways to teach social skills using an innovative tool known as Video Self-Modeling. Melissa M. Root, PhD Special Needs and Safety: Ways To Keep Kids Protected Follow a three-step approach to preventing accidents or […]

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Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-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 […]

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