A diagnosis of autism can be a difficult juncture to get through for both the child as well as the parents. Naturally, this period is filled with uncertainty and confusion. As the child grows up, the way that this diagnosis is addressed largely impacts his self-identity and self-esteem. This is, however, only a little (albeit … Continue reading Tips To Develop a Positive Identity & Self-Esteem in Your Child with ASD
Caring for a child with special needs is a full-time job, and hence, podcasts often prove to be an effective way of accessing resources on the go. Whether you are a parent of a child with ASD or are someone on the spectrum yourself, we hope to provide you with useful insights and resources helpful … Continue reading 5 Podcasts on Autism You Need To Check Out
Adapting to certain social situations and learning social skills are areas that a lot of children on the autism spectrum often struggle with. While there are a lot of techniques and strategies that help children learn social skills, not all these strategies are feasible or easy to implement at home. Luckily, video modeling is a … Continue reading Video Modeling: What Is It & How Can You Use It At Home?
In recent years, we have seen an emergence of Dance Movement Therapy as a supplemental treatment approach for children on the ASD spectrum. You might have heard of various DMT workshops and classes happening around you and wondered if DMT is just a fancy word for a regular dance class. Well, we’re here to tell … Continue reading Let’s Dance! – The Power of Dance Movement Therapy
Children with Autism experience the world differently than neurotypical kids. Children on the spectrum may use challenging behavior as means of expressing themselves. This behavior may also be a coping strategy for the child. A study published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research found that children with autism and severe speech impairments used challenging … Continue reading Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in ASD Children: Valuable Lessons from Parents
It is not uncommon for a therapist to recommend Applied Behavioral Analysis as a part of therapy for your child on the autism spectrum. This is because not only is ABA considered to be one of the most tried and tested interventions, but it also plays a key role in shaping the behavior of a … Continue reading Here’s How You Can Apply ABA Techniques At Home
Parents of ASD children are well acquainted with the challenges that come along with their child’s special interests. Special interests can be a tricky thing to deal with a lot of the times, especially, when they hinder the child’s daily routines and activities. Parents often have to work hard to find the right balance when … Continue reading Leverage Your Child’s Special Interests as Tools for Learning & Growth