Talents of autistic children

Many children with autism are good at drawing, art and computer programming. These talent areas should be encouraged.

Autism and sensory input

Many children on the autism spectrum either crave or over-respond to sensory input. Some alternate between the two extremes. Very often, “bad” behavior is actually a reaction to too much or too little sensory input.

Rise in autism

For many years autism was rare – occurring in just five children per 10,000 live births. However, since the early 1990’s, the rate of autism has increased exponentially around the world with figures as high as 60 per 10,000.

Calming hyperactive autistic children

Some hyperactive autistic children who fidget all the time will often be calmer if they are given a padded weighted vest to wear. Pressure from the garment helps to calm the nervous system.

Diagnosing Autism

Diagnosis of an Autism takes two steps. The first step is developmental screening and surveillance during well-child doctor visits.

Truth about becoming alergic

The more often you eat a food, the more likely you are to become allergic to it.  Breastfeeding, delayed introduction and variety help reduce the risks of food allergies. 

Most kids outgrow their food allergies by the time they are three. Early reactions to foods like tomatoes, milk and soy products tend not to persist.

Other reactions to foods like nuts and shellfish do tend to stick around.

 From: A Child grows in brooklyn.com

Autism tip

For many kids on the spectrum, routine is very important. Build conversational routines to help encourage language.

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Non-verbal connection

In a non-verbal child, try working on animal noises, rather than words. Many children with autism have an affinity for animals, and this can build an emotional connection.

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