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Understanding ASD

Understanding The Autism Spectrum, & Information-Gathering Tool For Teaching Staff

Understanding The Autism Spectrum, & Information-Gathering Tool For Teaching Staff Misinterpreting Behaviours I often go into schools and I see children who are struggling and finding everything very hard, yet the root of these difficulties is often unclear. Some of these children have perfectionist traits, and will not make a mark on paper for fear […]

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How to help a child with ASD to copy

Helping Children on the Autism Spectrum to Copy

Helping Children on the Autism Spectrum to Copy Children learn about objects, language, people and social interactions by watching, listening and copying. This can be difficult for children on the autism spectrum, but they can learn to copy with some help. Imitate sounds Imitate sounds to help your child learn that sounds and words carry meaning and […]

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Does My Child Have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Does My Child Have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Behavioural Traits It can be hard to identify the underlying causes of a child’s behaviour, and diagnosis is often not clear cut. For example, if a child has a severe speech and language difficulty, some of the symptoms can look like traits of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children […]

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Floortime Therapy for children with autism

Although I love working with children who are on the Autistic Spectrum, it can be challenging. It can be equally hard to support families at times. I recently went on a weekend introductory course to an approach called Floortime. This approach was created by the late Dr Greenspan, and his advocate in this country is […]

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