Wednesday , October 18 2017

What to Do for Children Who Have Autism With Violent Behavior?

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Faced with a world in which they find it difficult to interact socially, communicate clearly and control their own behavior, children with autism sometimes respond with violent behavior. Aggression, both physical and verbal, is a common symptom of autism, and can be aimed at inanimate objects, caregivers and family members, …

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How to Discipline a Child With ADHD

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  Nurturing a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be very difficult, as they need distinctive discipline techniques that are not the same as other children. Otherwise, you may risk unnecessarily excusing your child’s behavior, or become too severe in punishment; you must perform the intricate task of …

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Best Dog Breeds for Kids with Autism

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A dog’s presence often calms those of us without autism, but for a child with autism, he offers something we can not, which is the ability to calm a child who is in sensory overload, simply by being there for him.  Dogs can model for children how to be calm …

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Dear Mom of a Child with High Functioning Autism

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You are part of a unique group who may not quite fit in with the traditional autism community. You may even feel guilty for using the term “autism” when your child is far from “Rain Man.” You may feel like you don’t deserve to use that term when others are far worse …

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How To Design For Autism

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The architect behind the Center of Autism and the Developing Brain says the key is to be sensitive to light, sight, textures, and sounds. Problem: many autistic kids are super sensitive to the sight, sound, and feel of their environment. So when New York-Presbyterian decided to build an early intervention …

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