10 Ways To Handle Violent Autistic Behaviour

Responding to violent autistic behavior in toddlers and children requires significant parental considerations. Interspersions, not intensities; will worsen the behavior further for the child. For example, lets take Adam, who likes hit the child next to him in school because he likes to hear the other child’s reaction–“He hit me!” Or, let’s talk about Sophie; who, out of jealousy, throws … Read more

Autism Travel Guide

Travelling is dear to many an American. The average national total spending amounts to $644.9 billion (only leisure/pleasure travel). Trips ranged from slipping away for a weekend to enjoying a month long vacation with family. Travelling for Parents having Children with Autism Travelling – unless work is making you – takes away the stress of … Read more

Autism and Bullying

It’s quite alarming the way school bullying is increasing! The uprise in the growth rates of the phenomenon led to numerous studies on it, all demonstrating that children with Autism stand as the most victimized lot in schools and classrooms. Their high vulnerability of being bullied exists because of social skill deficits as experienced in Autism. Available … Read more

Autism Medication Strategies

Autism Medication Strategies Physicians generally follow published guidelines for managing medication and treatment of children with Autism. Many medical societies publish guidelines. For example, in the U.S.A, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) have all created and published ASD-specific guidelines for … Read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

An Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Autism This article will tell you everything a parent or an educator needs to know about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT).  The first years of life demonstrate cognitive manifestation of an individual through modes of developments in communication skills, play skills, imitation and participation in daily routines. Cognitive Development largely influences an individual’s motor, … Read more

ADHD Diet Plan

So what should a healthy platter constitute for your child with ADHD? Please note that this article details some essential guidelines around ADHD diet for kids. If your child also has Autism, you might prefer to check out our guidelines around Gluten Free (GFCF) Diet for Autism instead. A Healthy ADHD Diet Plan for your Kid Parenting … Read more

What is Echolalia Autism

What is Echolalia? Echolalia is a form of unconventional verbal behaviors such as repeating a conversation, television program or part of a movie/play word for word. Even the inflections or tones and patterns of the conversation will be replicated by the subject. Echolalia is part of normal language development and is somewhat spontaneous in children. It is much … Read more

ADHD Symptoms in Girls

It hardly comes as a surprise that the standards used for diagnosis of ADHD in children is primarily based on the behavior pattern of boys. The below statistics should tell you why! As you can see, an overwhelming number of ADHD cases has been dominated by boys since boys tend to be more hyperactive, aggressive and defiant. Both boys … Read more

Is Autism a Psychological Disorder

I have been asked this question a lot of times – Is autism a psychological disorder? It’s about time I clear that misconception. Autism, although it comes with its own labels and stigmas, is not a psychological disorder. In fact, autism is not a mental illness and autistic persons do not choose to behave as … Read more

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment

In this post, I will cover the various oppositional defiant disorder treatment strategies and a real-life ODD Case Study. For details on what is ODD and get an insight on some of the common ODD prevalence statistics, click here. What Exactly is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD is one of the many diagnoses under … Read more