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Principles of Instructional Design Within the Autism Classroom

Principles of Instructional Design Within the Autism Classroom

General methods used in mainstream education will not necessarily suit an autistic student. Autistic children require special considerations. The article contains information about important areas of instruction and instructional approaches that should be taken into account when teaching students wi
Autism Research andEducation

Autism Research andEducation

Autism can be defined as an abnormal absorption with the self, which is marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people. It drastically affects a persons behavior with others as well as with self. The person suffering from autism is unable to relate
Is Asperger Syndrome Similar to Autism?

Is Asperger Syndrome Similar to Autism?

Asperger syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder listed amongst those of the autism spectrum disorders. It is often closely compared with high functioning autism and some arguments dictate that it should be negated altogether and simply classified with high functioning autism. This syndrome i
Autism and Diet -Fact Or Fiction?

Autism and Diet -Fact Or Fiction?

For years there has been research into finding cures for autism.In today's society, autism has reached a new high with increasing diagnoses throughout the world.Because of this, special attention is now being focused on finding a cure as well as relieving some of the symptoms of autism.One of t
How To Know Your Child Has Autism - Two Signs

How To Know Your Child Has Autism - Two Signs

The moment you think your child may have something wrong with them your heartbreaks. You reach a level of fear and uncertainty. Will it be noticeable?
Musical Therapy And Autism - Music, The Mind And Autism

Musical Therapy And Autism - Music, The Mind And Autism

Musical therapy for autism is a new treatment possibility for autistic patients, that should not be overlooked when considering available options. Autistic children who receive musical therapy often show great improvement in temperament and learning skills. Music connects to the non-verbal part of o
To the Supermarket with Your Autistic Child

To the Supermarket with Your Autistic Child

Autism and big box stores don't mix well. These tips can help you to make the shopping experience manageable.
Books For an Autistic Child

Books For an Autistic Child

Getting a book for an autistic child is not very difficult if you know the child's tastes. But to gauge their taste could take a little time and patience.
Watching Too Much TV May Cause Autism

Watching Too Much TV May Cause Autism

Babies from one and a half month old to two months old are very sensitive to television. Eleven months old babies can understand certain scenarios in TV, once they sit before the TV, they would be very quiet and watching TV. However, it's not good for the baby to watch too much TV, the infant m
A Look At The Treatment For Asperger Syndrome

A Look At The Treatment For Asperger Syndrome

Asperger syndrome is a neurobiological condition that affects children and adults. Many people feel it is a form of high functioning autism and it falls in the group of conditions of spectrum disorder or pervasive personality disorder. It affects the ability of the person to socialize and communicat
Autism Spectrum Diseases - The Importance of Early Diagnosis - I

Autism Spectrum Diseases - The Importance of Early Diagnosis - I

This article is aimed at giving families some scientific basis for becoming more suspicious of autism in their new born babies. The importance of early diagnosis of autism spectrum diseases is also discussed to provide enough encouragement for late entry marriage partners to be on the lookout for ea
For Parents New to Autism

For Parents New to Autism

When you're child is diagnosed with autism, you're suddenly thrown into a whole new world. You may feel isolated, scared, or overwhelmed. This note from a mom -- and the resources provided -- may help you to feel more comfortable in your new role as the parent of a child on the autism spec
Book on Autism - The Parenting Autism Resource Guide

Book on Autism - The Parenting Autism Resource Guide

The number of children diagnosed successfully with autism is increasing by the year. This is because a lot of researches and experiments were conducted to help solve the problems in autism.
ABA Therapy Offers Significant Hope For Normalcy

ABA Therapy Offers Significant Hope For Normalcy

Many parents experience worry or fear that their autistic child may not have a high quality of life or that they may never experience the world as most people do.With ABA Therapy, however, another emotion that these parents experience is hope.
Book Review: Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children

Book Review: Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children

Author Shira Richman answers parents' frequently asked questions about behavior and autism. The questions are good ones - and the answers are helpful.
Adjuvant Atrocities - Autism and Vaccines - A New Theory

Adjuvant Atrocities - Autism and Vaccines - A New Theory

Independently, a couple of authorities recently published work that helps establish a new theory of how vaccines cause autism.Vaccines have ingredients called 'adjuvants' that can inflame the brain and possible make an infant's immune system attack it's own brain cells.
The Effects of Speech Therapy on Behavior at Home, School, and in the Community

The Effects of Speech Therapy on Behavior at Home, School, and in the Community

Children with autism not only have trouble communicating socially, but may also have problems behaving. The goal of speech therapy is to improve all aspects of communication. For example, sometimes children with autism have trouble understanding when it is acceptable to use bossy or polite requests.
The Dangers of Chelation for Treating Autism: A Doctor's Perspective

The Dangers of Chelation for Treating Autism: A Doctor's Perspective

Chelation is a controversial treatment for autism. Chelation removes metals from the body, and has been used successfully for lead poisoning. Dr. James Coplan, a developmental pediatrician, explains why chelation may be the wrong choice for treating autism in children.
Applying Intrinsic Rewards to Children With Autism

Applying Intrinsic Rewards to Children With Autism

Intrinsic rewards can be the same for children with ASD or can be different. There are several reasons why the reward might be different. Parents can also figure out something a little unique when they need to.
Product Review: Natural Learning Concepts Products

Product Review: Natural Learning Concepts Products

Natural Learning Concepts produces a number of products intended to help parents, teachers and therapists as they teach social and communication skills to children with autism. Products include cards, books and check lists.