Author Archives: EJ Banon

Conversation Skills and Autism

Teaching conversation Skills to Children with Autism. Wow today we are ecstatic parents of a child with Autism! For quite a number of years I have been working on Isybees conversation skills. She has a great grasp on vocabulary and … Continue reading

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Clubs for People with Autism & Special Needs

Finding the right Club can be a tricky task We recently came across an excellent website while searching for social clubs for children with Autism and Special needs. Isybee is now of an age where she enjoys socialising and dancing … Continue reading

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Autism – Evolution in the Making.

Could Autism ASD be Human Evolution in the making? Autism awareness month is April, so I thought we would post something which would possibly raise some eyebrows about the subject of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Evolution.

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Mainstream Schools vs Special Schools for Autism

Schools for Autism – Mainstream or Special? We have had quite a lot of exposure lately to the subject of Mainstream Schools and Special Schools for children with Austism. There are quite a few arguments / opinions for and against … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month It is Autism Awareness Month and it is staggering the number of children being diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum of Disorders, at the moment 1 in 88 children are being diagnosed and 1 in 54 … Continue reading

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Autistic Children’s Pragmatic Language – Conflict Resolution & Social Skills

Hi all and a Happy New Year 2012. Ph.D. Psychology Student Autism Research The first post for this year is about research being conducted by a Psychology student at Walden University in the USA. Kristin Yodock is looking for volunteers … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy for Autism.

Occupational Therapy For Independent Living According to various Occupational Therapy Associations, Occupational Therapy helps individuals achieve and hone skills which allow them to live an independent life. These are skills that can be specifically targeted to children and adults within … Continue reading

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DSM-5 Changing Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

DSM-5 Autism Disorders The way in which Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger’s Syndrome, are diagnosed are going to radically change in May 2013. At the moment the DSM-4 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ) criteria is being used … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Puberty

Explaining Physical and Emotional Changes At some stage your child within the Autism Spectrum of Disorders will reach puberty. It can be a difficult time for a child and parents of a child without a disability, and so for a … Continue reading

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Coping with Autism Spectrum Disorder Meltdowns and Behaviours

What is an Autism Related Meltdown? A child with Autism can be very prone to meltdowns in public and unfamiliar places. Meltdowns can be described as a tantrum or fit of rage as the child may be confused or stressed … Continue reading

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