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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

Teaching Perspective-Taking and Executive Function Skills

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

The Autism Research Group (ARG) in San Diego, California, is hosting an intense one-day workshop about “Effective Autism Behavior Intervention Techniques”. The workshop will be held in San Diego on April 29, 2013 at the Catamaran Resort and Spa from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Center focuses on ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) which is [&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

Temple Grandin to Appear in A Show March 4

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Temple Grandin, the most famous and accomplished autistic adult of our time, will appear in the interactive show: autism-live.com on March 4 th. Please mark the date. To find more details about the show click here: news.yahoo.com/celebrated-author-temple-grandin-appear-autism-live-com-231631419.html Also read my article: autism-tips.com/?p=257 nadia shanab

Continue: Be Specific Not Frustrated

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Anecdote A student was in the middle of writing on a lined paper, but wasn’t really staying on the line. I told her: “Write on the line please!” Usually, this particular student is good at staying on the line, but for some reason she wasn’t doing it at this specific moment. Not to my surprise [&hellip

A Useful Organizational Tool, “On-Task On-Time”

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

A mother with four kids (a triplets plus one) came up with a great invention that helped her have a more peaceful and disciplined life. She created a special timer-like device with 3 different routines to keep the kids “on-task on-time”. She had several parents of children with autism who have had success with her [&hellip

Back–to-School! Is Your Child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) Ready?

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Soon classrooms will open their doors to welcome their new and returning students. One of the most common traits of autism is the love for sameness and rigidity. Individuals with autism fear changing their routine and experiencing new situations. The outcome of a new experience is unpredictable. Routine activities, on the other hand is guaranteed [&hellip

Autism-Tips.com in the Newspaper

Autism-Tips.com in the Newspaper

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

I am pleased to share with you my first ever newspaper article. It was published in the local newspaper, and also on the MercuryNews website. Please check out those 9 tips that provide a great starting point for parents: Early Intervention Key to Dealing with Autism. Also accessible via this short URL: http://bit.ly/M83tEy

iPad and Android tablet Applications

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Technology is invading our lives whether we like or not. We might as well use it to our advantage. It is not an exception anymore to see Ipads in schools and SDC (special day classes). Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) are facinated with this new technology and are very comfortable using it either for [&hellip

Modify Undesired Behavior

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

The tip in this article helps modify the undesired behavior by modifying the child’s emotional state. All you need is a mirror. I rely here on the child’s visual skills. I tried out this technique and it worked out pretty well with a student with autism. Inspired by “The Two-Factor Theory of Emotions” that I [&hellip