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Archive for October, 2012

“Bandit” A Robot to Jump-Start Socialization

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

This is a great idea that can help take spectrum children out of their isolation and train them to decode human facial experession and social cues. Bandit, the robot, can be used as a transition for autistic children to interact and better understand the off-spectrum individuals. This is a very interesting article. Read more here:

My 5 Stars Book Reviews on Amazon

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Here are two valuable 5 stars book reviews on Amazon from people who read my book: From: Dr. Komriah (MD) As a retired medical practioner who worked with children with special needs for almost 3 decades ,I would highly recommend this book as an essential guidance for parents who have children on the autistic spectrum

Important Safety Survey about Individuals with Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

According to the US News half of the children with autism wander off. Check out this link and watch the video. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/10/08/nearly-half-of-children-with-autism-wander-from-safety-survey

Reward and Punishment, Agree or Disagree?

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

There are three different schools of thought regarding this matter. One category of people considers reward and punishment a futile short-term regimen to coach children. They argue that this system fails because it doesn’t teach children good habits, nor puts an end to bad behavior in the long term. This perspective presumes that the effectiveness

The Morgan Autism Conference

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Three Valuable Things I Have Learned at The Morgan Autism Conference I was invited to attend the 11th Morgan Autism Center Conference, www.morgancenter.org, which took place on the 22nd of September. This conference focuses on social cognition, communication, and transitions from childhood to adulthood and is attended by parents, educators and professionals dealing with autism.