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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

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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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How to Recognize Anxiety in Autistic Individuals

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Many children with autism spectrum disorder also experience anxiety, with nearly 40% receiving an anxiety diagnosis at some point. The reasons for this vary, but many anxiety symptoms in autistic kids stem from and overlap with specific phobias, obsessions and compulsions. As a parent, you might notice your child stimming more or displaying unhealthy coping mechanisms as […]

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Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

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July 18, 2023

Proud parents may gush over their two-year-old’s baby talk, but if they are still using the same mispronunciations when they are four or five years old, something is probably off. It might be time to ask: does my child need speech therapy? The earlier your child is evaluated, the easier it will be to correct […]

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Summer Activities That Promote Fine Motor Strength

Kindergarten Friends

Yes, it’s summer and all we want to do is hang out and relax in your backyard or by the pool. Help your child develop while having fun by incorporating activities that will help develop their fine motor skills. If they will be starting kindergarten in the fall, this is the perfect opportunity to create […]

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Occupational Therapy Can Help Your Child Develop Self Care Skills

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As an adult parent, we perform self-care skills almost all day, every day. We can bathe ourselves, brush our teeth, get dressed, comb our hair, and use the available tools we need to live our life. Our parents probably taught us how to do many of these tasks or we learned by watching others. Some […]

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6 Speech Therapy Techniques to Try at Home

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It’s exciting when your little ones start to talk and express themselves using sounds and new words. You can practice speech therapy techniques at home to encourage their talking and help them learn and develop language skills. Speech exercises are an excellent way to prepare your children with skills they’ll need for comprehension, articulation, and […]

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