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Every parent has been there - trying to teach a child not to throw a tantrum when you tell them playtime is over or getting a child to stop biting other children who take their toys. Although frustrating, these behaviors are common in all children. However, a major difference between children with autism and children without autism is how and when they learn why these behaviors are not acceptable and how they should react instead. First, it’s important to understand why children with
There is no single way to reduce extreme aggression or violence in children with autism, but you don’t have to try and resolve it alone. When a child with autism is acting aggressively, the best course of action is to seek professional help from a renowned behavior therapy center.  There are some instances where you can reduce the behavior at home, and others where you absolutely need outside intervention. Keep reading to learn more about the situations where outside intervention is th
Family Articles 1 April 2021
Spring is finally here, and you know what that means - flowers everywhere! To celebrate the warm weather and changing seasons, we came up with a craft that you and your child with autism will love. Arts and crafts are an excellent way to engage your child through productive play. When children play, they are learning and developing sensory, visual, and fine motor skills that are often the focus of therapy. Pom-pom flowers are a great way to expand your child’s therapeutic activities at home
Uncategorized 9 March 2021
It’s a common belief in the neurotypical community that there are “types” of autism. However, doctors diagnose individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a diagnosis encompassing several disorders ranging in severity. That was a fairly recent change; the sole ASD diagnosis came about in 2013. Until then, individuals were diagnosed with one of four disorders that many assumed were the 4 “types of autism”: Autistic Disorder, Asperger Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (
Aggressive Behavior FAQs 25 February 2021
If you’re here, you likely need answers regarding your child’s aggressive behavior. Before we dive into our tips for how to stop an autistic child from hitting, you must understand why this occurs in the first place. Unable to express their thoughts or feelings in words, children with autism may “lash out” and hit, scratch, or bite their parents or siblings. Hitting can range from an open-handed slap to a closed-fisted punch, and some outbursts may even injure themselves or others.
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