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How to Reduce Meltdowns and Tantrums in Autistic Children


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


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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How to Teach Children to Swim With Autism


The following tips may help an autistic child learn to swim. Sensory differences can cause children to fear or dislike water, so additional effort is required to ease the anxiety over above that experienced by children in general. Steps 1 Show your students the correct technique only. When teaching autistic …

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How to Communicate with Autistic People


Autistic people are as varied in their communication styles as anyone else, so there’s generally no one right “answer” to how to communicate with them. However, keeping a few points about autistic individuals in mind, and above all treating everyone you talk to with respect, can help. Steps 1 Find …

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How to Help Your Autistic Child


You can help your child with an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) cope with the world, or even with the house. Use these tools to assist your child to live in a healthy and growth-oriented environment. Here are some of those strategies for helping. Steps 1 Maintain consistency. Your child may …

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How to Calm Down an Autistic Person


Often, autistic people can have meltdowns, shutdowns, or breakdowns if they get upset or overwhelmed. If you’re with them, it’s important to know what to do to calm them down. Steps 1 If the person is verbal, ask them what is bothering them. If it’s an advertisement on a television, …

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