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What Is The Best Pet For An Autistic Child?

Is there a best pet for an autistic child? Does having a pet at home give any extra benefits to those with autism? Animals are increasingly gaining popularity in the autism community as the immense benefits continue to be proven. But if you are considering embracing the world of pet ownership, is there such a thing as a "best pet" for an autistic child? Cat? Dog? Horse [...]

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8 Best Books On Autism- Will Any Of Them Help Me?

Will reading the best books on autism help me at all? The answer is unequivocally, a resounding "YES"! “But I’m not a phD, I am a frazzled parent with so many demands on my time!” This may be so but make sure you take the time to get help from those with decades of experience and training. While you may "know" your child best, it is still super useful to read new ma [...]

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17 Best Ways To Comfort An Anxious Child

Are you trying to comfort an anxious child? As every parent knows, once you navigate the initial basic dangers of childhood with your kids like water safety and not touching a hot stove, many other challenges appear along the way. Anxiety is a very common challenge with all children. Just how do you comfort an anxious child and provide them the important tools they nee [...]

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Will My Non Verbal Autistic Child Ever Speak?

If your non verbal autistic child is not yet speaking, does this mean that they will never speak? Not necessarily. With therapy, with practice and with good reinforcement, sometimes your child will learn simple words and phrases that will help them communicate. Also the wonderful power of technology is also providing super helpful solutions and assistive devices to help f [...]

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What Is The Best Pet For An Autistic Child?

Is there a best pet for an autistic child? Does having a pet at home give any extra benefits to those with autism? Animals are increasingly gaining popularity in the autism community as the immense benefits continue to be proven. But if you are considering embracing the world of pet ownership, is there such a thing as a "best pet" for an autistic child? Cat? Dog? Horse [...]

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Is It An Asperger’s Meltdown Or Just A Bad Day?

If you know someone with Asperger’s syndrome or if you are an Aspie yourself, you know that an Asperger’s meltdown is very different to just having a "bad day". A bad day might just be feeling in a bad mood for a few hours, being a bit grouchy with your co-workers or feeling like everything is going wrong like spilling your coffee on your freshly ironed shirt first thing [...]

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What Problems Occur From Sensory Processing Disorder & What Can I Do About It?

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurological condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organised into appropriate responses. Our bodies are taking in information all the time through our five senses to help us navigate and interpret the world we live in. People with sensory processing disorder find it difficult to process sensory information (e.g. sound, [...]

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Does Deep Touch Pressure Therapy Really Work Or Is It All In The Mind?

Deep touch pressure (DTP) has been used for many years as a form of treatment in children and adults who have autism, sensory processing disorder, ADHD or some other form of sensory sensitivity.Many people instinctively use deep touch pressure to help soothe someone in distress or agitation in the form of a hug or a gentle rub without being told to.Now this instinctive reaction [...]

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