Some kids with autism are non-verbal, which makes their diagnosis more difficult. A recent study found a new concept to diagnose autism. It is called the “Sniff Test”. The research showed that individuals with autism have a pattern in smelling. Whether the scent is good or bad, they sniff the same way, unlike typically developed[read more]
Autism and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) frequently coincide. Their symptoms “appear” to be similar. To make sure your child is getting the right treatment, you need to make sure you have the right diagnosis.
According to a new study, about 65% of children with autism spectrum disorder suffer from a rare speech disorder called: Childhood
A new study is showing how some children lost their symptoms and diagnosis with autism. The children’s social impairment was resolved and their cognitive functioning (IQ) has improved. But even after the ASD diagnosis was lost, these children still struggle with some remaining learning and/or emotional/behavioral problems.
These lingering problems, however, can be handled by teaching
Parents with a child on the autism spectrum must be wondering all the time: “How come after all these years of research and still no cure or treatment is made available for autism?”. Actually, it is a complex problem because:
1- “It is currently estimated that 400 (four hundred) genes may be involved in the developmental
In addition to the tips you can find in the posts Traveling Tips and Traveling By Plane With A Child With Autism here are some more.
If noise is your child’s main problem remember to get her noise canceling headphones.
If your child has a sensitive nose take some masks to cover her nose.
If your child doesn’t
Drowning is the leading cause of death in children with autism. It can happen even in a shallow pond.
But first let’s find out why are kids with autism drawn to water?
Going under water blocks out undesirable noises and sounds.
Hiding under water surface is an escape from the stressful demands and request the child is supposed
It seems like people’s awareness about autism is increasing, given the growing rate of the condition! This is great news! Awareness will make life easier and safer for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as for others who would encounter them.
Your child with autism will eventually have to interact with her/his
If you have a child with autism or other developmental disability make sure to find out if your community has this tool available. This amazing resource is already at people’s service in Brunswick, Maine, since three years ago. Call your local police department to find out.
How to deal with a temper tantrum?
It is a new
One of the strengths that people with autism enjoy is their sharp visual skills. That’s why we call them “visual thinkers” versus “verbal thinkers” in the case of typically developed individuals.
Consequently, one of the signs of autism to look for, is paying attention to small details.
Read more about the signs of autism in the book.
This is a brilliant idea for drivers on the autism spectrum in Alabama, which can hopefully be extended nationwide.
A special identification card can now be issued for drivers who have been diagnosed with autism. It costs $10. This card explains briefly but clearly how drivers with autism can be challenged with their condition. Communication is