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Tips to Maximize Learning Time

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Dear Parents, This message is not aiming to burden you further with more efforts or worries. It is rather a call for co-operation with school to get the best out of the time your child spends in school. Here are some simple tips that can save you and the educators a huge amount of time [&hellip

Save $10 (40% Off) On Book Purchase

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

To celebrate the “Autism International Day”, my book “Everyday Life with Autism” is now on sale for $14.99 only till April 13th. Autism International Day is April 2, 2013. Don’t forget to light up the blue light, and help raising awareness. nadia shanab

A Humanoid to Improve Social Skills in Kids with ASD

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

NAO is the name of the humanoid robot, an elaborate and very sophisticated system, created to help children with ASD. The main function of NAO is to improve the social skills and communication abilities of children with ASD. Kids with ASD usually have poor joint attention. Joint attention, is the ability to synchronize the attention [&hellip

Tips to Help Teens with Sensory Issues

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

It is much easier to deal with sensory issues in younger children with ASD wether at home or in classrooms. Wearing headphones and typical weighted vest is much less tolerated in junior high or high school. How can you help your teenager with ASD? Tips 1- To relieve stress, replace the figity objects with stress [&hellip

The 16 th Annual Paraeducators Conference (April 10-12)

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

For paraeducators who wish to learn more, here are the classes and workshops offered in this conference: members.csea.com/cseaMail/attmentuploads/cml_1212_1.pdf The 16th Annual Paraeducator Conference is coming up April 10-12, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Attached is a registration brochure offering a tentative list of classes available to attendees. While this cutting-edge conference has always [&hellip

Some Temple Grandin Videos

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Watch some short interview videos with Temple Grandin here: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzpc1lUvttW_tBQV3u_wthGs6MCNgFvov&feature=view_all nadia shanab

Ask Temple Grandin on Monday’s Show March 4, 2013

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

You may submit your questions to Temple Grandin durning the INTERACTIVE show on autism-live.com on Monday, March 4, 2013. Mark the date. Read more about the show here: autism-tips.com/?p=1668 nadia shanab

Behavioral Therapy Can Impact Brain Function

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

PRT (Pivotal Response Therapy) has shown a remarkable positive change in social behavior. A research including UCSB graduate student discovered a positive change in the brain activity of autistic children after receiving behavior therapy. fMRI (funcional Magnetic Reasonance Imagaing) at Yale University’s Child Study Center measured the impact of PRT pioneered by UCSB on both: [&hellip

Mozart Effect on Individuals with Delayed Development

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

I once wrote an article about the benefits of playing Mozart’s adapted music for children in classrooms. My experience was very successful in reducing the number of temper tantrums that some autistic child used to have. Listening to Baby Mozart’s CD helped children relax and focus on their tasks. The classroom was more peaceful and [&hellip

Asperger’s vs. High Functioning Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

What is the difference? Unlike high-functioning autism, individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome didn’t have delayed speech in their early childhood. To the contrary, they can be very eloquent and fluent in their speech. In addition, they have no problem making eye-contact. They also didn’t necessarily have delayed cognitive development. However, they share some autistic traits with typically [&hellip