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Mindfulness Techniques for Reducing Anxiety in Individuals With Autism

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January 30, 2024

Children with autism who live with anxiety may have strong feelings of internal tension. They can feel a strain throughout their bodies, manifesting as stomach aches, a racing heart and muscle tension. Your child may have trouble expressing these feelings, which can cause meltdowns or aggressive behavior. Anxiety-reducing techniques for children with autism include minimizing […]

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Guide to Early Intervention for Children’s Speech Therapy

Children's Speech Therapy
January 24, 2024

Effective communication is essential for everyone. Speech plays a vital role in every child’s formative years, allowing them to express themselves. Speech-related issues can prohibit children from effective communication, often creating frustrating experiences that can be stressful or painful. Speech intervention can address these concerns and make a significant difference for your child. Identifying and […]

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Navigating Challenges With Pediatric Therapy Services

Navigating Challenges With Pediatric Therapy Services
January 9, 2024

Navigating Challenges With Pediatric Therapy Services As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your child. When you need science-backed strategies to help identify where your child needs guidance and in which areas they can thrive, it’s best to take a holistic approach to provide you with the best assistance. Each area of […]

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How Social Anxiety Affects Individuals With Autism: Tips for Coping

How Social Anxiety Affects Individuals With Autism: Tips for Coping

We understand the challenges social anxiety presents in individuals with autism. These often co-occur and overlap, making coping particularly stressful in certain social settings. What Is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety develops through a seemingly irrational fear of being exposed and embarrassed in social situations. Anxiety manifests in physical reactions like increased heart rate, shortness of […]

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Why Pediatric Therapy Services are Vital for Your Child’s Development

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December 18, 2023

Pediatric therapy uses a scientific approach to focus on your child’s development and ongoing success. The treatment and strategies used can vary depending on the unique challenges presented and are positioned to give your child the best outcome. You should consider different factors when discovering you need help with your child. Children of differing ages […]

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Benefits of ABA for Children With Autism and Anxiety

Benefits of ABA for Children With Autism and Anxiety
October 31, 2023

Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience high levels of anxiety. While some of their thoughts and feelings may be due to biological factors, anxiety can also result from an inability to express wants and needs. Treating anxiety in children with autism requires a multifaceted approach that takes a child’s entire well-being into account. One valuable […]

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Exploring the Link Between Sensory Processing and Anxiety in Autism

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October 5, 2023

Some children with autism may also show signs of a sensory processing disorder (SPD). Depending on the strength of this disorder, it can cause extreme anxiety for children in very normal environments. In fact, school can be one of the most stressful places for children with a sensory processing disorder. Similar to autism, SPDs present […]

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The Connection Between Autism and Anxiety Disorders

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September 26, 2023

If your child with autism struggles with anxiety, you are not alone. Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. While science doesn’t know the exact connection between these disorders yet, research suggests that a relationship does exist. We know you want the best for […]

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How to Help Children With Autism Cope With Panic Attacks

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September 19, 2023

Every parent wants their child to be healthy and happy, and watching your child struggle with panic attacks is upsetting. Anxiety and panic disorders are common among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD can experience these feelings suddenly and frequently, making daily functioning a challenge. In this guide, we’ll discuss strategies and treatments […]

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Guide to Sensory Processing with Tips and Strategies

Toddler girl in child occupational therapy session doing sensory playful exercises with her therapist.
July 25, 2023

Young children have a fascinating way of perceiving the world around them. From a young age, a child reacts to sights, sounds and textures in their own special way. For some children, processing the five senses can lead to an overload of emotions. If you think your child might be showing signs of unique sensory […]

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