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
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
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
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
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.
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.
When one reads the actual words written by a child with Asperger Syndrome it gives them a picture of what is going on in the mind of that child. Sadness, frustration and depression are just a few adjectives which describe the feelings of a child with this mental disorder.
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.
Since the early 1990's, diagnoses of autism have risen dramatically. But is there a true epidemic -- or just more diagnoses?
Read more about the conspiracy theory that mercury is the cause of autism. Mercury is contained in the numerous vaccines that children are taking nowadays.
Exercise is the cure for everything, including autism. The most inexpensive of all treatments, exercise promises to keep you disease free the rest of your life, yes including the dreaded autism.
Do you really know how your child feels about going back to school this year? Maybe last year was a positive experience but can you really assume this will be another carbon copy? Many children, even those without an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), can harbor secret worries and concerns they can&apo
People with disabilities used to have a shorter life expectancy than the typical person. This is assumed to be because of lack of health care and healthy food. Many times people with disabilities did not have access to these things, especially in the far past.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autism is a disorder most common in young children that can cause many mental development issues. According to experts, the rate of autism in children is on the rise with some experts estimating that five in every one thousand children have autism.
Many parents might be surprised to know that 1 in 8 children are affected by an anxiety disorder. If your child is autistic you might have noticed that some of the signs of autism seem to stem around nervousness and anxiety. The coping skills that help many children with anxiety disorders can often
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) has long been considered a questionable treatment for autism. Now, one controlled study suggests it may be effective. Learn about the ups and downs of the study and the treatment.