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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
Family Articles 9 March 2021
A child is acting aggressively when they engage in threatening behaviors that could harm themselves, others, or property. It’s common for children with autism to act aggressively toward others, but aggression itself is not a symptom of autism. Instead, experts believe that aggression indicates anxiety or frustration concerning social and communication difficulties. Children with autism often have trouble understanding what’s happening around them and have difficulty expressing their ne
Family Articles 9 March 2021
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that scientists believe has a strong genetic component. However, unlike other genetic conditions, there is no blood analysis, brain scan, or other test that can diagnose autism. Instead, doctors and psychologists diagnose ASD by analyzing the patient’s history and monitoring their behavior.  For example, qualified experts can make a diagnosis based on: Patient observation Patient interviews Cognitive and language ab
Family Articles 9 March 2021
  Many children with autism turn to aggression to get their point across. This is especially true for children who are nonverbal, meaning they will never learn to speak more than a few words. You might be tempted to validate your child’s aggressive behavior when you consider how frustrating it must be to not understand what’s happening around you or being unable to communicate your thoughts. However, your child must understand which behaviors are safe and acceptable and which a
Family Articles 9 March 2021
[prisna-wp-translate-show-hide behavior="show" except=""][/prisna-wp-translate-show-hide]   The purpose of discipline is to set healthy boundaries and clear expectations of appropriate behavior, not to punish or embarrass your child.  While there are certainly challenges to disciplining a child on the autism spectrum, discipline instills valuable lessons that the child will take with them their whole lives. Keep reading to learn safe, effective, and compassionate strategies for ho
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