Posts Tagged ‘Autism’

The Joys and Challenges of Being a Father with Autism

When you are diagnosed with autism, you may feel that the condition can hinder your ability to live a quality life. However, the fears can later turn into excitement and a feeling of pride in the parenting journey. 

In some ways, sharing the condition with your loved ones can make it easier for you to enjoy the fatherhood journey. To learn about the joys and challenges of being a father with autism, let’s explore more.

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How To Write Social Stories?

Do you know a child struggling with learning new routines or playing with peers? Do you know a child that finds it hard participating in conversations? Social stories help inform that child what to expect and what is expected of them in such contexts. Early forms of communication relied on icons/images to communicate information in history.

Children with learning disabilities need Social Stories formed with pictures to ease communication. Social Stories also help them manage their everyday life.

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Most Effective Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Kids with Autism

Being a kid with autism is hard. Autistic kids have real struggles. Most of the time, they are bombarded with both verbal and body language messages that they are less than their “normal” counterparts. People around them tell them how lazy, bad, or unmotivated they are. 

When they see their peers achieving their goals and they cannot even if they do their best, it might negatively affect their self-esteem. As a parent, there are lots of amazing ways that you can use to nurture self-esteem in kids with autism. The ideas that we are going to discuss are not only simple but also powerful. Let’s get started!

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Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism

As people grow older, especially parents, they begin to think about the future, and how their children will be provided for after they’re gone. For parents of children without developmental disabilities, this is easier, as those children can typically provide for themselves.

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5 Best Books of Autism Art

Art can contribute to so many aspects of development. In the case of Autism, playful and projective activities are directly associated with positive dynamics of subjective development in these children and young people. It is important that the professional is trained to work with children who have this type of condition, to provide the best direction of care. Art can be a valuable tool for interventions with autistic children, because it is a fundamental element to develop activities that constitute a stimulus for their social interaction and development of communication. This article gives you 5 books that explain the benefits of art in autistic people.

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Everyday Echolalia

“We are all much more simply human than otherwise, be we happy and successful, contented and detached, miserable and mentally disordered, or whatever.” – Harry Stack Sullivan

Not many people have ever heard of it but the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) 5, (American Psychiatric Association 2013) is used by paediatricians and psychiatrists world wide as an aid to diagnosis. In the DSM, ‘echolalia’ (immediate or delayed) is listed as a significant symptom leading to a diagnosis of autistic syndrome disorder (ASD). The DSM describes echolalia as an example of a repetitive pattern of behaviour that may include verbatim repetition of words, phrases or more extensive parts of dialogue or songs. The DSM says that these utterances do not appear to be relevant to the current situation. Echoing (echolalia) is seen as a symptom of an underlying condition, a sign that something is wrong.

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Why Inclusion?

Why Inclusion? We’ll tell you in our new online course, explaining the importance of inclusion and why we believe in it, available on Teachable for a small price

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6 Techniques To Help Children With Autism Cope With Anxiety

All children can and do experience anxiety at some point. Yet, for children with autism, anxiety can manifest in a range of different behaviors, some of which can be harmful and dangerous. As well as identifying the common triggers of anxiety for your child, here are a range of proactive and reactive strategies which you can implement to help your child cope with and overcome anxiety…

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