Most people mistake reading comprehension with sight reading. The fact is, learning to read is a demanding process. Several complex cognitive functions are involved. It includes skills such as metacognition, visualization, drawing conclusions and navigating through information with personal experience. On the other hand, sight reading is characterized by decoding skills, phonetic and phonemic as well, which are usually strengths for students diagnosed with some form of autism.
Let’s cut a long story short and agree that general physicians are not the best at identifying and subsequently tackling autism in an infant.
Events conspire against them-and to some extent, even the parents. First off, autism does not announce itself when the baby is born, at that point we are usually looking to see which of the parents the baby takes after physically.
This blog post is being written by a mom who has two children diagnosed with autism, she advises us on how to treat a friend who has just find out her child will suffer from autism for life. This is not an easy situation to cope with, therefore we are advising you on how to be a supportive and loyal friend without acting unnatural and saying wrong things.
This post was written by jeffrey alan ford, a man who was awarded a title “genius of the year” by the world genius directory. He was growing up with a disorder (asperger’s syndrome) since the childhood, but was not diagnosed with it until well into adulthood. This experience definitely made his upbringing more difficult. Eventually, he managed to overcome all the obstacles and become a recognized and prominent writer. Here are strategies he would like to share with you to overcome this abyss and anguish with your diagnose.
Unfortunately, in the past, children diagnosed with autism were often rejected and isolated by the community. There were no suitable institutions or schools where they could be incorporated in the system and communicate with peers. Nowadays, our sense and understanding of autism has developed to such extent of many institutions and physical education classes are being open and accessible to all the children diagnosed with autism. It is important to mention that autism covers a broad spectrum, as every child should be understood and treated as an individual. In this article it will be explained how to incorporate autistic children in physical education.
Most of us would rather fill out our tax returns than visit the dentist, right? But we know that every few months, like it or not, it has to be done. Same as everyone else, autistic children’s teeth need to be checked regularly but for them, this can be a very traumatic experience indeed.
Here are 6 ways to prepare your autistic child so the stress is reduced.
Another reason for that coveted title of “man’s best friend”-dogs have been shown to help reduce stress levels, along with other benefits for families of children on the autistic spectrum.
This was the result of a study published recently in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour.
The positive effect of animal-assisted therapy on the treatment of autism is well documented. This particular test is the first done in the field of autism that paid attention to a different set of subjects: the family of those suffering from autism.
If your child has autism, it will become difficult for you to understand how to take care of your child and handle your personal life. It is difficult because your friends and family have no idea what you are dealing with. Here are a few tips to make your life better:
After learning that his youngest son was autistic, Sanjay Shah developed a keen interest in funding research to shed more light on the condition. However, while he is eager to uncover more about autism, Mr Shah is also adamant that autistic children are not so different to other people. Typically, people make friends based on a common interest, such as a hobby. Mr Shah believes that this can work for children with autism too.
Parents of children with autism will have a very different parenting experience. The good thing is that the medical profession is tirelessly bring forward resources and materials to help both parents and healthcare professionals to deal with this situation better but it is also important to note that there are some prevailing myths that make it very uncomfortable for parents. This is an attempt to separate fact from fiction so you will have a clearer vision about your future.