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Social stories are an evidence-based learning tool used to exchange information between the parents, ASD professionals and the children and adults diagnosed with ASD. These were first conceptualized by Carol Gray, who was a t...

https://vtcc.health/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/output_tmzggF.mp4 Dressing up a child on the Autistic spectrum disorder is always a challenge. Following are a few strategies you can use which take into account the special sens...

Often, raising a child with autism puts stress on the parents as they have to tend to their special needs. This results in parents spending very little of no time with the siblings and causes a range of conflicting emotions i...

Myths about Autism exist commonly due to lack of awareness and on the topic. Let us bust few of these myths. Myth – Autism is a Mental Disorder.There is a general impression that Autism is a mental disorder as many chil...

A diagnosis of Autism spectrum disorder must be communicated gently to the diagnosed child in order to aid their self-awareness.ReasonOften parents go through conflicting emotions once the doctor diagnoses their child and if ...

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a technique used to facilitate communication skills among children on the ASD spectrum with the help of pictures and visuals.The autistic children are guided to initiate com...

Most physicians do not recommend putting your ASD child on a special diet as there is no diet which is clinically proven to cure Autism.Restricting your child’s diet may worsen the nutritional status of your child as th...

Autism Spectrum Disorder shows affinity towards the male gender and a new scientific study throws light on the reason behind this.We know that the female gender has two X chromosomes and the male gender one X and one Y chromo...

Children on the ASD spectrum are very sensitive to sensory stimuli and their bedroom should be designed keeping in mind the sensory overdrive, the irritability and anxiety they are prone to face as well as the sleep disturban...

The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) recommends screening of all children at 18 and 24 months for symptoms of ASD with standardized autism screening tests during their primary care visits.  This early detection of A...

This world mental health day let us be aware of mental symptoms that commonly present with ASD. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which presents with social and speech impairments as well as re...

The underlying principle in ABA is that behavioral changes can be brought about by positive reinforcement.  According to Dr. Skinner, one of the earliest researchers on ASD, behavior that is reinforced tends to rewire ou...

Tantrums are common among ASD children as either a reaction to a sensory stimulus (bright colours, noise etc) or frustration resulting from not able to communicate or achieve a desired behavior. It is a challenge for the care...

A child on ASD experiences sleep disorders a lot more often than other children due to the sensory overdrive, imbalanced melatonin secretion (which controls the sleep -wake cycle) and higher levels of anxiety.  How can y...

Autistic children tend to be very picky eaters usually and its common to face mealtime challenges like very narrow food choice range, tantrums during a meal and very rigid meal regime.Researchers believe that the underlying s...

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), defines ASD as a category that includes two symptom domains: 1) social communication impairments, and 2) restricted, repetitive patterns of beh...

Presentation of Depression in ASD children is often atypical and very challenging for the psychiatrist. Depressive symptoms in ASD children reported by parents and caregivers are consistent sadness, tearfulness, apathy, or an...

ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Often, the impairment in brain development is discussed in scientific literature, however, a study conducted by Sung-Tsang Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D., of National Taiwan University Hospital in Ta...

In the US, ASD prevalence is 18.5 per 1,000. This meant that 1 in every 54 children. is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring. (An&nbs...

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