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How to Teach Autistic Children: 15 Steps

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex and multi-layered neurological disorder that manifests differently from person to person. This creates a challenge when determining how to teach autistic children. Although each child is an individual who responds to teaching methods differently, there are a few strategies that are generally applied …

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8 Ways to Deal With ADHD Kids

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain-based disorder that impacts a person’s ability to concentrate and focus. In addition, the person may have trouble remaining still, fidgeting or talking excessively. While ADHD in children can be a difficult disorder to deal with, certain strategies will help manage symptoms while teaching children …

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5 Ways to Explain Autism to People

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If one of your loved ones, or even you, have autism, you may find that you need to explain the condition to other people on occasion. Before you can properly explain the condition, it is helpful to learn as much as you can about it. Then, you will be able …

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How to Know if You Have Asperger’s Syndrome: 3 Steps

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Asperger Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by difficulties in social interaction and non-verbal communication. Some of the smartest, most talented people worldwide and throughout history are thought to have had Asperger’s.[1] Many adults who have Asperger’s Syndrome were never diagnosed or even misdiagnosed.[1] Persons with Asperger’s …

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Behavior Characteristics of Adults with Autism

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Autism spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that affect higher brain functions. Autism becomes apparent before the age of three when impairments start affecting multiple areas in a person's life, says the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. The characteristic problems autistic individuals suffer from are those found …

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How to Recognize Aspergers in a Toddler

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According to the latest DSM, Asperger’s is no longer an official diagnosis although the term is still convenient to use; its symptoms instead fall under the milder end/higher functioning side of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).[1] It can be difficult to detect ASD/Asperger’s in children because they can be relatively high …

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How to Reduce Meltdowns and Tantrums in Autistic Children

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Most autistic children are not aggressive, but many will melt down and throw enormous “tantrums” when they are exposed to difficult situations or don’t get what they want. Autistic children do not respond in this way to be difficult, but because they don’t know how else to respond. By using …

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How to Test for Asperger’s: 15 Steps

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Asperger’s Syndrome, now called autism spectrum disorder, level 1 in the DSM-V, affects a person’s ability to communicate and socialize. People with Asperger’s have medium to high IQs and may achieve great success in life, but they struggle with social awkwardness and limited nonverbal communication skills. The symptoms of Asperger’s …

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This Mall Santa Went the Extra Mile for a Boy With Autism

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Every year, as million of parents bring their kids to take a picture with Santa Claus, many encounter a familiar, frustrating scenario: Their child refuses to sit on St. Nick’s lap, won’t look at the camera, or starts to cry. It’s a parenting rite of passage. For parents of children …

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