How to Help a non-verbal child speak

Posted on Aug 05, 2016 by

There are children who face trouble in verbal communication. Sometimes they are shy and at other times they just don’t want to exert themselves. Parents must be aware of child’s need of verbal development through various strategies. There are several ways to develop verbal skills in non-verbal children.

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Autism Friendly Room Decorations

Posted on Aug 04, 2016 by

When we talk about autism friendly room, we are actually thinking about the complete environment and stimulus input autism friendly rooms can provide. Such room contains all the facilities and amenities that would be helpful to calm and relax an autistic child. Before designing the room, there are certain factors that need to be kept in mind.

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Autism: Myths & Facts

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 by

It's not true that all children on autism spectrum are socially disconnected. They do struggle with social skills but that is because they are unable to communicate their desire in the very same way you do. They may seem shy or unfriendly.

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Enhancing Their Fine Motor Skills

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

Motor skills are the ability of an individual to successfully complete a physical task that requires the coordination of the muscles of the body. Motor skills are broadly divided into fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Running, jumping, walking, crawling, etc are the gross motor skills whereas writing, eating, drawing, etc.

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Tips – Autism and Learning to Read

Posted on Jul 08, 2016 by

Some children on Autism Spectrum may find the normal learning process challenging. What they need is the right teaching approach. Some changes in teaching methodology and patience can bring a drastic difference. Consider child’s interest, strengths and challenges to apply an easier learning process.

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Best Ways to Communicate With Autistic Children

Posted on May 03, 2016 by

It is very important to use simple sentences when talking to an autistic child, speak slowly and clearly. For example, rather than saying “Ben, put your shoes on. It's time to go out”, say “Ben, shoes” may be more effective. Point at shoes at the same time and use the child's name.

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Autism and Chewing

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 by

Children on Autism Spectrum have a common habit of chewing objects. They chew because they like the sensation and stimuli they get from the behaviour. The objects could be cloths, pencils, toys or anything that they can get their hands on easily. This is a form of “Stimming” which is short for self stimulatory behaviour.

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Pets and Autism

Posted on Apr 08, 2016 by

Children who are suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder can be dramatically benefitted with pets. Pets may offer more than comfort. Kids with autism are highly individual and unique and pets can help them to improve the level of social interaction and bring about physiological changes.

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Great Holiday Gifts for Your Autistic Child

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 by Kevin Cleary

Well, it’s that time of year again. We all hit the malls looking for that perfect gift for our friends and family. For children that are on the autism spectrum, this time of year should be no different!! Many therapies involve play as a medium so finding a toy that is fun and therapeutically useful is a double win.

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Yes, My Sibling Has Autism

Posted on Dec 05, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

The prospect of raising a child with autism can be a daunting one for parents, but it also affects the other children in the family and other family members. Many children with autism require a structured environment and a familiar routine in order to function and behave properly.

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Posted in Special Needs

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