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“I Have A Dream”

Nadia Shanab | autism

April, the autism awareness month, is back! This is a perfect opportunity to express my hopes and emotions regarding autism in our daily life.
I hope one day people reach the point of accepting all individuals with autism the way they are. According to the CDC, the prelevance has jumped to one child in sixty-eight (1

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Low Doses of Antianxiety Drugs Rebalance Autistic Brain

Nadia Shanab | autism

A new research suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in the brain. Balance can be restored with low doses of drugs currently used in much higher doses to treat anxiety and epileptic seizures. The findings point to a new therapeutic approach to managing autism.
“Benzodiazepines”

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Number of Cases of Autism Is on The Rise

Nadia Shanab | autism

The reason of autism has not been found yet as we talk. However, the number of children diagnosed with autism is on the rise. The question will ramain: Is it because doctors can better diagnose it now? Or it is actually the real number of children born with autism is increasing?
According to the CDC 1

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Video: A Mother Trusted Her Intuition to Achieve What Professionals Failed to Attain

Nadia Shanab | autism

Watch this video of a mother Christine Barnett and her son with autism, Jacob, who lost his speech at the age of two. She helped her son not only recover his speech, but uncovered the genius hidden within him.
ww3.tvo.org/video/195481/tapping-potential
Tip
Work and build on what your child can do best, and stop dwelling on what he or

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How to Deal with your Child’s Opsessive Interests

Nadia Shanab | autism

What should you do if your child is obsessed with a single subject and keeps talking about it all the time?
Don’t try to stop her/him from talking about his special interest as a matter of principle. However, you can teach your child some rules to hold a conversation. Tell your child that if she/he wants

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Low Level of Serotonin and Vitamin D Linked to Autism

Nadia Shanab | autism

Source: Children’s Hospital& Research Center Oakland.
“Researchers show that seotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, three brain hormones that affect social behavior related to autism, are all activated by vitamin D hormone. Supplementation with vitamin D and tryptophan would be a practical and affordable solution to help prevent autism and possibly ameliorate some symptoms of the disorder.”
The researchers

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Independence is The Most Important Quality to Teach

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

The fundamnetal requirement for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder to be successful in life after high school is independenc.
As repeatedly mentioned before, poor communication and social skills are the two most common traits of autism. Consequently, high school students with autism exhibit difficulty asking questions and expressing themselves. Additionally, their rigidity and intolerance

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Peer’s Effect on Children with Autism

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Facilitating social interaction for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is crucial to help them communicate and connect with the society. In schools, adults should encourage kids with autism to mingle with typically developed peers on the play ground. Luckily, all children enjoy recess and playtime, because it is simply a time to have fun!

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Less Sleep Hours Linked to Bedroom Screens

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

In a research done by a team of The University of Missouri found a relationship between bedroom access to a telivision or computer and reduced sleep among boys with autism. Besides, they found a relationship between the average video-game exposure  and less time sleeping among boys with ASD.
Read the full research here.
Using a screen throughout

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End-of-Year Checklist

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

This is the time of the year when most of us tend to look back and try to “evaluate” or “assess” the last twelve months’ achievements.
Parents, don’t be harsh on yourself and on your child, we’re human. Before you blame yourself for not meeting all the goals you’ve set a year ago, ask yourself the

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