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

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

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

How SPEAKall iPad App can Improve Communication

iPads got much more to them apart from making kids indulge into Netflix and play candy crush. Or that’s what Ariana Azzato claims in her recent study. Ariana is a graduate student in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Her studies evaluated a treatment package, which is a combo of an iPad application (SPEAKall, with … 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

Autism, Intelligence and Genetic Variants

Two Autism related studies, conducted in two different parts of the world may provide clues to one common question – What is the relationship between Autism, its Genetic Variants, and Intelligence. Autism & Intelligence Many scientists today believe that genes connected with Autism boost above-average intelligence in those who are not impaired by the disorder. … Read more

Pottery May Improve Autistic Intellectual Abilities

Meet Alice Darlington, a local woman with a passion for creativity and a will to help others, who has just started art classes specifically designed for individuals with Autism in her community.  Darlington is the coordinator of Create and Sell classes and was first exposed to art as a form of expressive therapy upon the sudden … Read more