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Sensory Rooms for Autistic Children

In this post, we are going to provide you the ideas for creating a sensory room for Autistic kids. Kids affected with ASD often face problems related to the sensory development which makes them very sensitive towards various types of touch, sound, smell and visuals.

The mood swings and unpredictable behaviors of Autistic kids are often caused by the discomfort they feel in any particular environment so by creating a space that is perfect for their healthy functioning you can help them to stay calm and relaxed.

Every case of autism is different so you cannot help a lot of kids using the same method but by providing them with a few sensory tools you can find out what works for every kid. We have already discussed some sensory toys in our previous post which you can use for kids with autism but in this post, we will be focusing on various aspects of designing a room that will be conducive for their healthy behavior. Continue reading

12 Parenting Tips for Children with Asperger’s Syndrome

In this post, we will be providing some useful tips for children with Asperger’s syndrome because raising these kids needs a different approach than usual. Parenting a kid with Asperger’s can be a big challenge due to the difficulties that occur while trying to communicate with the child and in teaching the basic life skills to them.

One of the main problems that are dealt by the parents of these kids is the difficulty they face in social situations, such kids find it extremely troublesome to communicate with other children of their age and they also face a lot of problems in understanding various modes of communication.

As a parent of a child with Asperger’s syndrome, it is very necessary that you must understand that your child perceives the world in a different way and you should be patient enough while parenting them.

Here are some tips that will help you to raise a child with Asperger’s syndrome:-

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Methods and Strategies to Discipline Autistic Children

In this post, we are going to discuss on how to discipline autistic children because it is often considered to be a very difficult task due to the unpredictable behavior of kids who are affected by this disorder.

Disciplining a child means to teach them how to behave properly at home as well as while in the presence of other people and so it involves a lot of effective communication between the parent and the child. Since we already know that it is difficult to communicate with an autistic child one should first focus on establishing a deeper connection with their kid before they begin to discipline them.

Being strict and getting angry at the child for their inappropriate behavior may work well in case of any kid but when it comes to dealing with children with autism you should focus on trying to convert their bad behavior into good with a lot of patience and by finding out the technique that works best for them. Continue reading

5 Other Disorders Similar to Autism in Children

In this post, we are going to discuss five other disorders which are similar to autism in children which often confuses people, so here we will be providing the exact symptoms of each of this disorders so that a parent can better know about the problem that their child is facing.

With a little observation of the child’s behavior one can detect what type of developmental disorder is present in the child or can show its symptoms in the future, therefore it is very essential for a parent to keep an eye on the child’s activities. Continue reading

How to Communicate with an Autistic Child – Know Them Better

In this post, we will be discussing how to communicate with an autistic child so that they can share their feelings and problems with you, and thus you can understand them better.

Communicating with an autistic child can be a very difficult task for many parents because children who are affected by ASD are known to have great difficulties when it comes to interacting with other people. As a parent or an authority figure, it becomes your responsibility to understand your kid’s behavior and nature so that you can be the someone with whom they are comfortable enough to communicate.

As we have discussed in our previous post “Autism in Children“, every case of autism is different and there is no common solution for autistic children. Hence, you must first observe your kid and find out what type of communication is the most convenient one for them.

In another post named “Signs and Symptoms of Autism in Kids“, we have mentioned that the ability to speak or understand language highly depends upon the degree to which a child is affected by ASD. So you should also make sure that your kid could express their feeling to you by developing a deeper bond with them. Continue reading

Sensory Toys for Autistic Children – Educational Tools

In this post, we are going to discuss some toys that are highly useful for the development of sensory perceptions of kids with Autism.

One of the main difficulties that a child who is affected with ASD often has to deal with is the improper development of the senses, any of the 5 senses upon which we rely for conducting our basic day to day activities can be over or underdeveloped in the case of Autistic kids.

In one of our previous posts named “Toys for Autistic Kids” we have briefly discussed this particular point and also recommended a product which helps with the development of sensory perception, but considering the importance of this subject, we will be elaborating this topic in a bit more detail here.

Sensory toys that we are going to enlist in this post are specially designed tools that help in strengthening as well as the balancing of the five senses wiz. touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste. These toys focus on the cognitive and physical development of each sense by engaging the kids in various activities. Continue reading

9 Tips That Will Help You to Travel with an Autistic Child

In this post, we are going to discuss various measures that can be very useful when you are traveling with an autistic child.

Due to the erratic behavior and mood swings of a child with this kind of disorder it could be a big challenge for you to take any child affected by ASD to a long or short journey so the points we will be discussing here will help you to prepare yourself to ensure a peaceful and convenient journey for you as well as the child.

Kids with ASD are known for their obsession for daily routines and fixed schedule, they are very uncomfortable with any kind of change in life so it becomes essential for you to provide them with appropriate convenience in a new environment.
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10 Famous People with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

In this post, we are going to discuss some famous figures who were among the most extraordinary people in the history of mankind but their special skills were somehow related to their developmental disorder due to which they are also called idiot savants.

Although it is not appropriate to call them with this name, they were so called because of their weak social skills and inability to perform basic day to day activities like others. However, their skills were unmatched in the area of their interest.

Dr. Bernard Rimland understood that the term idiot savants was not justified and that these great people must be addressed using a more respectful term so he named them as autistic savants.

In many of our previous posts, we have mentioned the strange connection between Autism and certain savant skills which has been seen in many cases. This is why we often encourage people to understand Autistic children deeply by forming a strong connection with them so that their special gifts and skills could be identified.

It is very difficult to find out the gift that such individuals might be having, there is no way to identify that how this developmental disorder could positively affect a person’s ability in certain areas.

One thing is common in all or most Autistic kids that they are obsessed with certain activities. The same obsession is what slowly reveals itself as a skill that is exceptional and unique. Continue reading

Autism Screening Checklist (CSBS – DP)

In this post, we are going to discuss a checklist named CSBS-DP(The Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales – Developmental Profile) that is a screening tool for autism which is meant to be used for babies aging from 9 to 24 months.

This is basically a one-page checklist which is very efficient in detecting any communication impairment in a kid who is suspected to have a delay in the development of basic communication skills.

There are about 7 language predictors that are used by the experts to detect any kind of deviation that occurs from the normal responses in any kid so that the developmental delay can be identified. So we will now take a deeper look at each of these language predictors below : – Continue reading

Best Toys for Autistic Kids – Cerebral and Sensory Development Tools

In this post we are going to provide you a list of items and toys that could prove out to be very useful in the mental and sensory development of children, these items can be highly helpful for kids with developmental disorders like Autism.

As we have discussed in our previous post “signs of autism in children“, kids who are affected by ASD do repetitive things like following the spin of fan blades, flapping of hands, making various noises etc. This may pertain to improper sensory development.

Not only the kids with disorders but also others may have over or underdeveloped senses. Hence, we use a sensory integration method which involves three main factors viz. development of tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive senses.

Now we will discuss each of these factors individually. Continue reading