Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep
Many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with sensory issues including sensory processing disorder (SPD). Chantal Sicile-Kira, “The Autism Advocate,” describes SPD as “a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with processing information from the five senses: vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste, as well as from the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception).
Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism
For many children with autism, communication issues are one of the first telltale signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As autism covers a spectrum of challenges, children can present communication issues differently from one another. Some children might have a large vocabulary and learn to read at a young age but struggle to contextualize what they have read or answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions.
Detective mode is a shift from focusing on and trying to “fix” behavior, to a non-judgmental observer - the parent becomes the student and the child becomes the teacher #autism - LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR AUTISTIC CHILD USING "DETECTIVE MODE" - Guest Article
Our Autism journey started in 2012 when the Navigator was diagnosed. At first there was a mad scramble to learn as much as we could – a steep learning curve, both learning about the therapies the school provided, as well as finding our way through