Tag Archives: ASD

Autism Help is on the Way

We’ve heard about the alarming increase of children on the autism spectrum: 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys (Autism Speaks).

We don’t know the cause or cure for autism, a communication and social disorder. But there are some promising therapies that have been shown to improve the lives of children with autism and their families.…

The ABCs of Behavior Intervention

Children who have received an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) sometimes have a hard time coping. CryingThey might feel sensory overload in bright, loud rooms or get frustrated when they’re trying to communicate but it’s not working. This can lead to behaviors like aggression, excessive crying, meltdowns, self-injury, fixation, and self-stimulation.…

Does My Daughter Have Autism?

Sometimes there are clear signs that a child is experiencing significant challenges in reaching “normal” developmental milestones. For example, a child may have been born with a significant physical or cognitive impairment. Other times it is not as easy to tell if a young child is “at-risk” of falling behind her same-age peers due to “invisible” developmental challenges, including autism.…

The What, Why, and How of Teaching Question-Asking Skills to Young Children with Autism

What?

Questions are a type of request, specifically, for information.  As children begin asking questions, they usually develop in a predictable sequence: what?, where?, who?, and so on.  Just like other requesting skills, questions offer a way that children can initiate a social interaction like a conversation.…