5 Ways to Encourage Functional Communication in Autistic Children

Autism Communication

Most of us think that communication happens only through words. That’s only one form of communication, known as verbal communication. There are other forms of communication, and we all engage in such communication in our daily lives. For example, when we communicate through gestures or facial expressions, we engage in non-verbal communication. Similarly, written words, like the ones you are reading now, are another form to express ourselves. Children, especially those with special needs like autism, often face difficulty in communicating their needs effectively. As a parent or a child…

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5 Most Effective Teaching Methods for Students with Autism

Teaching autistic kids

Back in 2000, there were less than 100,000 autistic students who were under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is a federal law necessitating free education for young adults and children with disabilities. However, in 2018, this number increased to 700,000 students. The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has significantly increased in the US in the past two decades. That means it is extremely important for educators to stay equipped with the learning techniques required for educating autistic children. With the right teaching methodology and technique, these children…

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How Do You Assess Pain in a Child With Autism?

Assess Pain in a Child With Autism

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) usually face challenges or difficulties in expressing their emotions and sensory feelings to others, including their parents. Therefore, if you’re blessed with a special child, you should expand your sense of observation and understand the difference between your child’s usual and unusual gestures. There are many cases in which parents overlook the signs of a critical medical issue, considering it a symptom of autism. For instance, suppose your child is complaining about their joint pain. You might overlook their complaints, thinking autism has triggered…

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Understanding Autistic Meltdown vs. Ordinary Temper Tantrums

Autistic Meltdown vs. Ordinary Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums are common emotional outbursts in children, especially during toddler and preschool time. Parents often notice their young ones crying, screaming, or kicking when they are hungry, in need of something, or unable to express their feelings. These are a natural part of child development. Autistic meltdowns in children have outward similarities with these ordinary temper tantrums. This is the reason parents or other caregivers often mistake considering meltdowns a sign of temper tantrums. The signs of autistic meltdowns can be more intense than ordinary tantrums in children. You…

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Teenagers with Autism: How to Take Care of Them?

Teenagers with Autism_ How to Take Care of Them

Teenage is the most exciting yet complicated phase of life. This is the time when your child is about to enter adulthood. They have to go through physical and hormonal changes and deal with emotional ups and downs. Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may struggle more with tackling their physical and mental changes. A teenager with ASD may sleep less or more than usual or spend more time alone. They may become more emotional when stressed or depressed or withdraw from the usual activities, friends, or family gatherings. They…

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How Has HBOT Become a Promising Avenue for Autism Treatment?

Treatments for Autism

Raising a child with autism may feel like an uphill battle; there are tremendous responsibilities along with continuously supervising the child. Being a mother of an autistic child, I had a ceaseless quest to find effective treatment and therapies for my daughter, Ella. Whenever I came across other parents of autistic children or any article related to autism, I used to become curious to know more about the treatments and therapies. Once, I met a lady at a function, whose nephew was an autistic child. Through a healthy conversation with…

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5 Reasons To Invest In A Hyperbaric Chamber

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The popularity of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a favored treatment solution has reached greater heights as top athletes competing at the highest level increasingly use this treatment as a regular part of their fitness and recovery program. Renowned sportspersons such as basketball star – LeBron James and swimmer Michael Phelps are believed to have relied on HBOT therapy regularly to promote faster healing and enhance their on-field performance. HBOT is also known to aid athletes to recover from injuries sustained during the games. This phenomenon is encouraging users worldwide…

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