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Category: Autism Awareness

Early Intervention – what does it mean?
07/14/201907/14/2019
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Early Intervention – what does it mean?

I often see posts on social media where parent re-assure other parents saying things like :”my son only started talking at 4 years - give yours time he/she will get there” Or “don’t worry mommy - my child did not speak until she was 6 - now she won’t stop talking”.

Rotary gifts Lego to Amazing K
03/28/201901/24/2020
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Rotary gifts Lego to Amazing K

Getting a child to play with Lego does not require much persuasion, even when that child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At Amazing K Autism School we encourage Lego play and it has proven to be very successful.Lego based activities challenge children’s learning barriers but it is a fun and interactive way to teach everything...

Building blocks for your Autistic Child’s future
03/27/201903/25/2019
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Building blocks for your Autistic Child’s future

Autism affects every child in unique ways – each child with Autism has different educational and therapy needs. At our Autism school in Johannesburg we help our children increase their independence by using a step-by-step approach. At the Amazing K Autism School it all starts with Communication Most children on the Autism Spectrum struggle with...

What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?
03/25/201903/25/2019
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What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a development condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses!  Some children are oversensitive and others are under sensitive. What most people do not realise is just how big a role our senses play in our perception of the world....

Keeping you autistic child busy during the holidays
03/20/201903/20/2019
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Keeping you autistic child busy during the holidays

Whilst many happily anticipate a holiday, families of children on the autism spectrum face special challenges.  A disruption in the child schedule, broken routines and boredom bring chaos. We have compiled a list of tips that will help for sure! Most children on the spectrum flourish with structure so keep this in mind during the...

Making homemade play dough for your Autistic Child
03/17/201903/20/2019
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Making homemade play dough for your Autistic Child

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder such as Autism or Asperger’s syndrome frequently have sensory problems and appreciates routine.  During school holidays the autistic child can often become frustrated and difficult to manage because they are not getting the sensory input or structure they so desperately seek. Structured play during the day is an ideal way...