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

How to Potty Train an Autistic Child?

Wondering how to potty train an autistic child? Your potty training strategy would depend on 3 key elements. Take this 15 seconds online quiz so that our system can guide you to the potty training resource that is most appropriate for your child. Toilet training could get really hard for children with Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD. The problem … Read more

Study Reveals How Autistic Children Feel when Talking about Emotions

Researchers from the University of Vermont studied how autistic children (between the ages of 6 and 12) respond to conversations, especially around the ones that involve emotional exchange. The results thus obtained are thought to be of immense help to speech therapists, who need to interact with kids on the Autism spectrum on a regular … 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

Fine & Gross Motor Skills Development Checklist for Age Level 2 to 5 years

How do gross motor skills develop? Come; let’s have a look at its usual progress. But before that, let’s spend a minute to understand what it is and why do we need to talk about Fine and Gross motor skills. Why are Gross Motor Skills Important? Is it for physical fitness and sports? Not just, Gross … Read more

10 Strategies to Handle Violent Autistic Behavior in Toddlers & Children

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