Children With Autism

IEP Goals for Children with Autism

The IEP is an important tool for educating children with autism.  IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan, and the “individualized” is a key term.  One goal that is ideal for one child is not the best for another child.  However, you can follow some of these examples and modify them based on your child’s or student’s needs.  These IEP goals and objectives are ideal for childr

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What is Treatment for Autism?

The autism spectrum is just that -- a diverse spectrum with many different variables -- a fact that makes treatment for autism wide ranging.  Most commonly, treatment for autism involves both behavioral and medicinal interventions.  Addressing the symptoms of autism as well as those conditions often comorbid with autism can provide well-rounded treatment for autism. 

Disciplining Children with Autism

Autism presents its own set of challenges when it comes to parenting and disciplining at home and in school.  Children with autism tend to have difficulty communicating, and they typically either retreat into themselves or become frustrated and angry.  Follow some tips to discipline children with autism more effectively.

Communication

Songwriting for Children with Autism

I hadn’t written a single song in my life when I decided to become a music therapist, nor did I have plans to do so.  But plans change, especially when I started working with children who were diagnosed with autism.

Improvements in Autism Symptoms

Why is it that some children with autism “get better,” while others continue to struggle with their symptoms?  Early intervention and therapy involving learning proper social and communication skills are essential to reducing the prevalence of autism symptoms.

Autism Products to Save Your Child's Life

As a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, there are many resources and autism products that you can utilize.  None of the autism products available are going to cure your son or daughter, but they will make your job as the caretaker much easier.  Two of these products are Liquid Carnosine Plus, a beneficial dietary supplement, and a safety kit that is made especially for children with autism and their families.

Autism Coverage Bills

With the rise of autism awareness comes further state legislature for autism medical coverage.  Both Florida and Michigan have passed autism coverage bills for review.  These bills are intended to help families in need pay for necessary therapy for children with autism.

Sensory Friendly Films for Autism

Most children love going to the cinema, but while movie-going is a pleasant experience for many families, it can be difficult for families with children with autism.  The bright screen in a very dark room and the loud sounds from surrounding speakers is often over-stimulating and frightening for children with autism, and they often have to leave before the movie is over.  Still other children find it difficult to sit still or stay quiet for an entire film, leading to the disruption of other families.

Best Toys for Autistic Children

The Best Toys for Autistic Children

As a parent of a child with autism, it may be discouraging at times when your child seems disinterested in several types of toys and games.  Because autistic children process things differently and at a different level than other children, their playtime needs may be a little different.  Autistic children can love toys and games just as much as other children with the right types of toys.

Don’t Pick Toys Based Off of Age Levels