Autism symptoms can change in severity during early childhood

The question of whether or not autism symptoms change with age has been a persistent and common one. While it is believed that the severity of the symptoms remains stable throughout a person’s life, recently there has been increasing evidence available that suggests that some individuals encounter a substantial change in their symptoms. A recent … Continue reading Autism symptoms can change in severity during early childhood

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

Is Music the Best Medicine? – Insights from Indian Researchers

Music is a powerful medium that has proved to provide amazing multi-sensory experiences to children on the spectrum. Music can aid in encouraging self expression, as well as exploring a completely new side of oneself. There are different music programs mapped out to accommodate the different goals and needs of the child. According to the … Continue reading Is Music the Best Medicine? – Insights from Indian Researchers

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 as bringing home a family pet or even include more structured and well planned activities. Animal interactions are said to bring … Continue reading Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

5 New Year’s resolutions for moms with ASD kids

The start of a new year is often highlighted by promises and resolutions we set in hopes of accomplishing a goal or breaking a habit. Setting yourself a resolution is a great way to help you reflect on what’s important to you, clear your mind, and focus your energy on things important to you. Here … Continue reading 5 New Year’s resolutions for moms with ASD kids

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