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

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

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

10 Activities for Children with Autism that are Awesome Fun

What should Activities for Children with Autism Look Like? In this post, we will talk about 10 such activities for children with Autism that are full of fun! On a second thought, it would be wrong to call them just fun. Any activity should teach something but what more important is that the learning out … Read more