Full-body compression garments may significantly improve the posture and behavior of some individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a new study. Vincent Guinchat and colleagues note that compression garments are already used for individuals with joint hypermobility, including those with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome—a syndrome sometimes associated with autism.
Monday, December 7, 2020
This case study features a child who has significant visual and cognitive impairments as well as significant sensory needs. This webinar will explore how her team successfully moved her from perseverative switch activations to functional switch use for communication.
Dec 15, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)
When it comes to parenting students with learning differences, every family's experience is unique. And that reality has never been more true than it is now due to the coronavirus pandemic. Parents must juggle remote learning on top of already full plates. Join us on December 10th as we discuss Special Education issues and remote learning, in-class learning, Covid 19 and have a Q & A. We will have a tip sheet and other resources for individuals attending the webinar.
Whether they don’t like the taste of liquid, are afraid of or unable to swallow pills successfully, or fear injections, some children struggle to successfully take their medications.
We examined the research evidence on 111 autism early intervention approaches. Here’s what we found.
We organised the dizzying range of interventions out there into nine categories. Categorising them this way can help parents, clinicians and policy makers find a common language.
Developed and published by Autism CRC with the financial support of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure individuals on the autism spectrum and their families can receive the optimal clinical care.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Many children on the autism spectrum use echolalia (repeating other people’s words and sentences) as a way of responding to direction, as well as expressing their wants and needs.Echolalia may be confusing for parents and neurotypical people but it need not be distressing.