PECS Autism Communication Cards for Children with ASD

This article with give you a complete overview of how Communication Cards are used to facilitate Learning and Development of kids with Autism. After reading this article, you will have a solid understanding of the PECS autism framework. Difficulty in developing and using verbal speech for communication is a common symptom of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Picture … Read more

High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

No one will display all the known characteristics of autism; some individuals may exhibit only a few. Just as no two non-autistic people, including identical twins who are absolutely alike, no two individuals with Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism behave in exactly the same way. All, however, have some difficulties interacting with other people and some odd … Read more

Sleep Problems in Children with Autism or ADHD

Sleeplessness  affects children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Cerebral Palsy (CP) and other conditions, which can cause difficulties in learning and produce challenging behavior in the child.  Most often, poor sleep occurs due to problems in achieving an appropriate sleep-awake cycle. There can be various causes for sleep problems, … Read more

ADHD Student Resources

As a massive relief for adult students with ADHD, recent developments in education policies in United States would make it much easier for such individuals to enrol admissions into colleges and build a successful career. Scholarships, grants and other options are now available for those diagnosed with ADHD. Though ADD and ADHD are often deemed as learning disabilities, these … Read more

ADHD Evolutionary Advantages

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the most common of all psychiatric disorders among children and teenagers. It’s evident from the name that you would certainly not want to be living with it. So what are the known causes of ADHD? While a lot of research is still being carried out in this space, genetics … Read more

Studying Eye Movements can Help Diagnose Autism

Follow the eyes and spot autism! Tests that track the trajectory of the eyes during conversations can detect and diagnose autism in children in near future. How does Eye Movements Matter? What you talk about really matters for children with Autism. Changing just a few words while you talk to them about their feelings versus … Read more

Can ADHD Medication Drugs Cause Lower Bone Density

That’s the harsh truth! And doctors, so far, didn’t realise they are robbing Peter to pay Paul. Commonly prescribed drugs for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall are suspected to affect bone density. The evidence-based research found that young people are affected the most and prolonged usage of ADHD medication may bear serious … Read more

Using iPads and Other Tablets for Autism Treatment

The iPad is a wonderful visual tool. We all know that. What we don’t is it gives wonderful results to children with Autism. ASD children, as we know it, are stronger with visual skills compared to others. Additionally, the activities with iPad are repetitive, self-paced, logical and therefore, engaging. However, using tablets like an iPad might … Read more

9 Co-Existing Disorders with Autism in Children

Autism is a spectrum disorder i.e. an umbrella of conditions that impairs social, communication and neuro-behavioral development of individuals (Read: What is Autism?). What it means is that a person diagnosed with Autism will also display symptoms of other disorders that often co-exist with this condition.  MUST READ: Characteristics of Autism Autism Symptoms Checklist Co-Existing Conditions … Read more

Why Choose Behavior Therapy over Medical Intervention for ADHD

When you need to choose between Behavior Therapy for Autism or ADHD Vs Medication as the right intervention strategy for your child, which one would you go for? The answer, at least as per new research tends to suggest that behavior therapy should always go first! Children who are initiated to ADHD treatment along with behavior therapy … Read more