DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF PICKY EATING IN KIDS

Picky eating is a widespread issue faced by children and their parents quite commonly. This issue, however, is quite complex in children on the ASD spectrum and other sensory issues. Research suggests that children with autism are five times more likely to face mealtime challenges. These challenges may be related to food selectivity, meal-related tantrums, … Continue reading DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF PICKY EATING IN KIDS

TIPS TO IMPROVE SLEEPING HABITS FOR YOUR ASD CHILD

A study published in 2019 suggests that nearly 80% preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, have disrupted sleep. These numbers suggest that sleep problems are twice as common among children with autism as they are among typical children or those with other developmental conditions. These findings point towards one of the most pressing concerns faced by … Continue reading TIPS TO IMPROVE SLEEPING HABITS FOR YOUR ASD CHILD

Study shows that a gluten-free diet may not improve ASD symptoms

The effectiveness of a gluten-free diet (GFD) on the symptoms of Autism has been widely debated on and speculated upon for years. This eating plan essentially avoids foods that contain gluten (found in many breads, cereals, cookies and seasoned snack foods). This eating plan is extremely difficult to execute as our usual diets often include … Continue reading Study shows that a gluten-free diet may not improve ASD symptoms

A lockdown shouldn’t lock out learning

The last few weeks have reduced our routines, plans and rituals to dust. Our kids, who rely so heavily on regularity for their peace of mind, are getting increasingly unsettled by all the strange happenings around them. Although we have just begun our 21-day nationwide lockdown, we are by no means alone. Amazing publications, organisations … Continue reading A lockdown shouldn’t lock out learning