Monday , January 22 2018

5 Ways to Explain Autism to People

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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