HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM SENSORY OVERLOAD THIS HOLI

Holi is right around the corner and along with it comes an abundance of colors, lights and endless festivities. This can prove to be disruptive for kids on the autism spectrum. It is very likely that these festivities might trigger a bout of sensory overload. As we know, some children are triggered by noises, while … Continue reading HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM SENSORY OVERLOAD THIS HOLI

Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The use of animals for therapeutic purposes is a fairly recent phenomenon. Animal-assisted activities are emerging as a promising treatment approach, especially for children on the autism spectrum. Animal-assisted therapy can be as simple bringing home a family pet or even include more structured and well planned activities. Animal interactions are said to bring a … Continue reading Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Your child could be a great social psychologist

A Yale study from September 2019 asserts that people with autistic traits make good or even slightly better social psychologists as compared to individuals who do not have traits of autism. Social psychology is a branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, along with their origins and effects on the individual. Social psychologists study … Continue reading Your child could be a great social psychologist

HOW TO MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON STRESS-FREE FOR YOUR ASD KID

The holidays are right around the corner and while this is a magical time of the year for most, it could prove to be stressful for children with ASD. Holidays lead to changes in schedules and routines which might act as stressors for the children. This time of the year might cause sensory sensitivities to … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON STRESS-FREE FOR YOUR ASD KID