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Guidelines To Diagnose Autism

Guidelines To Diagnose Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

To diagnose autism no lab work, devices, nor equipment are needed. The only thing that is requested from parents and licensed professionals to do is to fill out some questionnaires. Filling out papers is based on observing the child’s behavior in different settings, like interacting with family members, strangers, at home, new places, with toys [&hellip

Parents' Training Versus Education

Parents’ Training Versus Education

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Wherever parents go, they keep hearing: “stay informed, stay tuned, raise awareness, …” Including myself, in autism-tips.com, I keep repeating: “knowledge is power”. It definitely is. But a new study has proved that training parents to handle serious disruptive behaviors of their child with autism is more effective than just educating them. The study offered [&hellip

How To Improve IQ And Reduce Autism Behavior

How To Improve IQ And Reduce Autism Behavior

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

“When you intervene early in a child’s life, you can make a big difference. We hope this translates to a higher quality of life for people with autism spectrum disorder,” said lead author, Annette Estes, of the new study, and director of the University of Washington Autism Center. The study is about Early Start Denver [&hellip

A Simple Testing Tool To Detect Autism

A Simple Testing Tool To Detect Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

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 [&hellip

Why Are Kids With Autism Attracted To Water

Why Are Kids With Autism Attracted To Water

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

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 [&hellip

Autism Training Is Now Taking A New Dimension.

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

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 [&hellip

Facts About Autism

Facts About Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

For parents who have just found about their child’s autism here are some helpful facts. 1- One child in 68 in the U.S. has been identified with autism spectrum disorder according to the CDC versus 1 in 88 in 2012. Which implies that autism is on the rise. 2- Boys are more likely to have [&hellip

Traveling By Plane With A Child With Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Traveling with a child with autism by plane can be very challenging. If you have decided to fly for your summer vacation, make sure you are well-prepared. Try to make the experience of traveling by airplane a positive and memorable one for your child with ASD. Airline companies are now competing and making more effort [&hellip

Guidelines To Plan For Your Child’s Future

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

In the previous post “A Parent Of A Child Recently Diagnosed With Autism?” we came to the conclusion that  the most powerful thing to do to help your child right after the diagnosis is to keep her mind and body busy, to engage her brain in a mental processing mode. We also agreed that the [&hellip

A Parent Of A Child Recently Diagnosed With Autism?

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

You have just been told the final word: “your child has autism”.  Now all the doubts have vanished, suspicions are confirmed, and confusion took over to rule your mind. You are probably shocked, mad, you have tens of questions chasing you, you are simply feeling lost. Now sadness, depression, and anxiety will follow in line. [&hellip