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Category: Development

Why do children with autism love jumping and climbing so much?
11/05/201911/05/2019
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Why do children with autism love jumping and climbing so much?

Children love jumping and climbing, there is no denying it. However, children with Autism, also known as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), can at times jump and climb excessively – to a point where parents end up frustrated and exhausted. So why do so many children with autism jump and climb excessively? The answer to this...

Music & singing – benefits for the autistic child
09/19/201909/21/2019
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Music & singing – benefits for the autistic child

With anxiety affecting so many children on the autism spectrum – the introduction of music in the home, car and their routines can help increase their tolerance to environmental input and frustration which in turn can decrease anxious behaviours.

Teaching numbers in a fun and interactive way
09/07/201909/07/2019
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Teaching numbers in a fun and interactive way

Teaching numbers and helping our children gain a passion for numbers is extremely important for their future independence. Autistic children in particular need to be taught numbers from a very young age. They need to be taught what the number represent and means - not just which follows onto what or what comes next.

Choosing your (Autism) battles
08/15/201908/21/2019
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Choosing your (Autism) battles

One of the best pieces of advice I can give any parent is to choose your battles and to not try and fix everything at once. Every phase in a child’s development will present with new battles and if you have the “choosing your battles” approach your autism journey will be much easier.