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5 Ways to Get More from your Child’s Therapists

5 Ways to Get More from your Child’s Therapists | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
I’m a veteran therapy mom—as in, I’ve worked with dozens of them in the course of Max’s ten years of life. (And isn’t it amazing that I only look 22?!) Max had a stroke at birth. Doctors told my hu...

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Social Robots may provide therapy for autistic children

Social Robots may provide therapy for autistic children | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
A new study conducted into play for children with autism has shown that they respond well to social robots. The toys have been on most children’s Christmas lists now for a few years.

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Thousands walk to highlight autism - OCRegister (subscription)

Thousands walk to highlight autism - OCRegister (subscription) | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Thousands walk to highlight autism OCRegister (subscription) IRVINE – The old, empty runways at the former El Toro military base became walkways Saturday morning for about 9,000 advocates for autism programs and research during the 10th annual...

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Salon partners to provide stress-free haircuts for people with autism

Salon partners to provide stress-free haircuts for people with autism | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Farmington, New Mexico – Utopia Salon offers haircuts for people with autism or other sensory issues. The New Mexico Autism Society of San Juan County partnered with a local salon to ease the hair cutting process for autistic people.

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Beijing support center helps autism sufferers find work

Beijing support center helps autism sufferers find work | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Bejing- Young adults with autism are being helped back to work through the efforts of a charity set up last year.

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Kansas school test robots with autistic children

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Witchita, Kan – An autism specific school in Witchita, Kansas is testing out social robots with their pupils to develop their social and human interaction skills.

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Harry’s Buttons Offers Employment to Adults with Autism

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Back To School Behavior Tool Box – Part 1

Back To School Behavior Tool Box – Part 1 | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the year, no matter how many school years I clock, new students’ behaviors or new challenging behaviors for former students’ can come as quite a surprise.

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Start the school year prepared! 

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Infographic: How Prevalent is Autism? - Monthly Prescribing Reference

Infographic: How Prevalent is Autism? - Monthly Prescribing Reference | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Infographic: How Prevalent is Autism? Monthly Prescribing Reference Autism spectrum (ASD) is defined as a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that include social impairments, communication problems, and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped...

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Age 2 Motor Development Milestones | Child Development

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See what you can learn on the go with the new Howcast App for iPhone and iPad: http://bit.ly/11ZmFOu Watch more Child Development Stages videos: http://www.h...


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Applied Behavior Analysis Parent Support Meeting | Grafton

Applied Behavior Analysis Parent Support Meeting. Grafton has begun to provide a parent support group program for the parent's of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders served in our Applied Behavior Analysis program.
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Great initiative. Parents of children with special needs need guided motivation and support!

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CHICA Automated System helps pediatricians screen for Autism

CHICA Automated System helps pediatricians screen for Autism | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Studies show that early intervention can substantially improve the long-term prognosis for children with autism, but most are not diagnosed until they are 4-1/2 to 5 years of age, according to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities...

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'Don't call us lucky': Be a better friend to a special needs parent - Inquirer.net

'Don't call us lucky': Be a better friend to a special needs parent - Inquirer.net | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Inquirer.net 'Don't call us lucky': Be a better friend to a special needs parent Inquirer.net The three most common autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are autism, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger's...

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, November 20, 2013 6:27 AM

This is a wonderful article that I am sure our readers will relate.

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Kidz Kabaret Helps Young Man with Autism Shine

Kidz Kabaret Helps Young Man with Autism Shine | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Johnny Hicks started his acting career at Kidz Kabaret in Naperville, Illinois, about two years ago. He started out striking sets, but his passion lies in acting. His first speaking part was in School House Rock, where he played Darth Vader.

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L'autisme diagnostiqué dès les premiers mois de la vie ?

L'autisme diagnostiqué dès les premiers mois de la vie ? | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Tout est une histoire de timing. Les troubles du spectre autistique, souvent regroupés sous l'appellation « autisme », se manifestent notamment par un déficit dans les aptitudes sociales et communicationnelles et sont généralement décelés entre...

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Let’s Get Visual! Visual Learning and Autism - Free webinar Nov. 18 5:00 pm (EST)

Let’s Get Visual! Visual Learning and Autism - Free webinar Nov. 18 5:00 pm (EST) | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Meeting Registration: Let’s Get Visual! Visual Learning and Autism - Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Meeting and Webcast Service.

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Sedentary behaviours in children with autism

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The rise and rise of electronic screen media has provided some significant opportunities for many children and adults on the autism spectrum.

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Cognition and behavior: Bilingualism aids people with autism —

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Cognition and behavior: Bilingualism aids people with autism
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A gesture life: Bilingual children are better at nonverbal communication than are those who speak only one language.

Being fluent in both English and Spanish may boost the use of communicative gestures in children with autism, according to a study published 1 August in the Journal of Child Neurology1.

It’s well established that bilingualism has many cognitive benefits. Even among children with autism, two studies published last year showed that those who are bilingual score similarly on language and vocabulary tests to those who speak only one language.

Still, because language difficulties often accompany autism, some clinicians hold that bilingualism is not advisable for children with the disorder.

In the new study, researchers looked at the medical records of children under 3 years of age with autism who attended the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, which is affiliated with the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. The children were diagnosed based on criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale.

The 40 children who know both Spanish and English spoke and understood language as well as did the 40 children who only speak English, the study found.

Studies have shown that toddlers with autism are less likely than controls to use gestures when communicating. Researchers consider gestures such as pointing to be a component of joint attention, which is the ability to engage or follow others’ attention. Teaching joint attention skills to children with autism has been shown to improve their language ability later in life.

In the new study, about half of the bilingual children with autism communicated using gestures, compared with one-quarter of the monolingual children. The bilingual children were also more likely than the monolingual children to lead their caregiver to an object and to make vocalizations, such as cooing, the researchers found.


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Shel Spaulding-Moore's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:03 PM

This is very interesting.  I wonder if it has something to do with working more of the brain harder - kind of like bilateral functions to stimulate both sides of the brian.

Ollin Ollin's comment, March 5, 11:09 PM
This article deflates the idea that multilingualism contributes to language deficiencies however the problem persists that it is very hard to convince families with a child with a severe delay speaking one language that learning another is not an added challenge/stress.
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5 Ways to Get More from your Child’s Therapists

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I’m a veteran therapy mom—as in, I’ve worked with dozens of them in the course of Max’s ten years of life. (And isn’t it amazing that I only look 22?!) Max had a stroke at birth. Doctors told my hu...

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Le Marche Region of Italy: A Less Expensive Tuscany for Expats by escapefromamericamagazine

Le Marche Region of Italy: A Less Expensive Tuscany for Expats by escapefromamericamagazine | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it

Residing in Italy is a dream for many expats, especially when it comes to such picturesque places as Tuscany. Its incomparable art, culture, gastronomy is enticing, although many find it to be incredibly cost prohibitive. A few years back, Umbria was dubbed ‘the next Tuscany’, and you can guess what happened – it did indeed explode with people wanting to get in cheap. So where is the next Umbria? Although it’s definitely not to be considered an ‘off-the-radar’ place, Le Marche, Italy, located one region to the east of Umbria, stretches for 100 miles along the Adriatic coast and offers vineyards and snowcapped mountains at prices considerably (at least for now) less than Tuscany. The undulating hills of its interior are rich farming terrain, and only sparsely peppered with quaint market towns and one-street villages. What more could anyone ask for?


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Tuscany is stunning. A wonderful place to visit with children with special needs of all ages!

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Vloasis's curator insight, June 3, 2013 12:41 AM

Ah, to have a little villa in Tuscany.  What would you trade for it?  Keep in mind, there will be differences both small and great.  Would it be worth it?  Do you think you could feel at home?

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Sensory Integration Therapy - Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Sensory Processing Disorder is a neurological condition that causes some children to be overly seeking or overly sensitive to touch, sounds, tastes, smells, ...


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News: Children with Autism and Their Parents Learn ABA Together | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy

News: Children with Autism and Their Parents Learn ABA Together | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy | Lecheminaba | Scoop.it
Jump Start 4 Autism is a new program at The Lakeview School where parents and their kids with autism learn applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy together. The focus is for the parents to learn how to use ABA at home.

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Empowering parents by coaching them to teach their own children is key!

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