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Archive for March, 2014

Number of Cases of Autism Is on The Rise

By 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

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

By 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

How to Deal with your Child’s Opsessive Interests

By 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

Low Level of Serotonin and Vitamin D Linked to Autism

By 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.”

Independence is The Most Important Quality to Teach

By 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