We have good days and bad days with therapy. Yesterday, we had both. His OT therapy started off with my son selecting yes for the tire swing. It turns out, he didn’t want the tire swing. He wanted to swing, that’s why he selected yes, but he wanted the platform swing. He was asked . . . → Read More: OT And Speech Sessions with Videos
I received Think-ets to review and keep. Think-ets are miniature items that you can use with your child for learning and entertainment. I found them to be well made, with particular care to detail. You can use them to address areas that include critical thinking, imagination, memory, language development, and fine motor skills.
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Don’t be afraid to take a step back with your autistic child. There are times when you have to take a step back in order to move forward. I have had to do so on several occassions with my son. It’s not always easy, but it is worth it in the end.
My son . . . → Read More: Take A Step Back With Your Autistic Child
I spend a lot of time worried about my son’s future. I tend to concentrate on what he needs to learn, and forget to appreciate what he has accomplished. The last couple of days, I have been paying attention to the things that he can do on his own.
He can help . . . → Read More: Take Time To Praise Accomplishments of Your Child with Autism
CNN posted an article today, Study: Gluten-free diets do not improve autism behavior, written by Trisha Henry, CNN Medical Producer. “Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in upstate New York put the gluten- and casein-free diet to most stringent test today, according to lead author Dr. Susan Hyman.”
The study involved 14 . . . → Read More: Reports On Gluten-Free Diets Not Improving Autism Behavior
As promised, here is my second interview with Carol Greenburg.
1. What’s your opinion on the question of vaccines causing autism?There is no credible scientific evidence to support a vaccine/autism connection. I do not personally believe that vaccines cause autism. That said, if there is any event after which your child shows a fundamental . . . → Read More: A Moms View of Vaccines And Therapies
As a parent or relative of autistic child, you may be wondering the best way to communicate and interact with them. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to motivate autistic children, which will greatly help them to develop language skills, regular behaviors, and improve social interaction. This type of communication will help them . . . → Read More: The Best Methods for Motivating Autistic Children
To make cognitive gains, a person has to work at a task intensely. This might mean doing a more complex task than usual, or doing a familiar task more quickly. One important key is concerted effort – good old hard work. We find that working on multiple skills in one session (logic/reasoning, processing speed . . . → Read More: Suggestions For Brain Training At Home