This is an awkward question with a not so simple answer. Since autism isn’t diagnosed until a child turns two or later when noticeable delays appear, babies aren’t autistic, yet. Babies, by eight weeks, try to mimic what they see in parents’ faces and work their facial muscles. By four months, they are smiling on their own,… Continue reading Do Autistic Babies Smile
Local support groups are a great way to meet other parents of children with autism. However, meeting a mom in another place besides a support group is somewhat happenstance, but no less informative. Because the spectrum has such a vast diversity, and because so many kids are affected by it, it’s very likely that you will run… Continue reading Encountering Other Mothers With Autistic Kids
This is an assumption that all autistic children scream. They don’t. Lower functioning children on the spectrum scream because they like the sound of their voices and aren’t using them to talk. Or they have a health problem that they can’t tell a parent or doctor about. Pain will make them scream too, and since their pain thresholds… Continue reading Why do autistic children scream?
Does Discrimination Against Autism Exist? Rare is the case of discrimination against autism that there were no news articles to be found on the subject online. Either the cases are unheard of because people aren’t talking about it when it happens, or they settle outside of court before the discrimination gets to the media. Whichever… Continue reading Discrimination Against Autism
Questions To Ask Schools And Special Need Teacher In Regards To Your Autistic Child Training in autism and autism spectrum disorders is required of any teacher who plans to graduate and work in the field of special needs teaching. If they graduated more than thirty years ago, their training should be up to date. As… Continue reading Questions to Ask When Picking a Best School For Your Autistic Child
The answer, quite simply, is no. Absolutely not. There are distinctive diagnostic differences between autism and Asperger’s that make them clearly two different disorders. It needs to be addressed that autism refers to a broad spectrum of pervasive developmental disorders as well as its own disorder. Encompassed within the autism spectrum are autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS,… Continue reading Is Autism And Asperger’s The Same?
Do Children With Autism Spectrum (AS) Get Better? Children diagnosed early on with an autism spectrum disorder may appear to get better as they get older. This is especially true of children who didn’t or couldn’t speak and then through several hours of speech therapy learned to speak fluently and clearly. However, a child who… Continue reading Do Autistic Children Get Better
A team of concerned parents take their child to a pediatrician, a psychiatrist and a applied behavior analyst, and possibly even a pediatric neurologist to make an Asperger’s diagnosis. Because this diagnosis doesn’t come as early on in life as other developmental disorders and their diagnoses, a solid memory on the part of the parent… Continue reading Who Diagnoses Asperger’s? How to Diagnose Asperger’s in Children?
Rare Co-occurences of Common Autism Spectrum Diagnosis For a short while I worked as an Autism Line Therapist. This really aided my sight into the field and allowed for me to be more accepting of my own children’s issues with the autism spectrum. Although there really isn’t a rare type of the disorder, there are… Continue reading What are the types of autism spectrum disorder(ASD) is considered very rare?