FINDING APPS FOR iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone
If you’re searching for apps for your child, you may find it helpful to first download Autism Apps from the iTunes Store. Autism Apps is a comprehensive list of apps being used by people with Autism and other special needs. The apps are separated into over 30 categories, are easily searchable, and i…[Read more]
Vision therapy is based on the fact that vision is learned. The ability to see and correctly interpret what is seen does not appear automatically at birth. It develops over a lifetime and is shaped by the experiences a person has.
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the…[Read more]
An individual with autism spectrum disorders may benefit from Physical Therapy if they have any of the following indicators: muscle stiffness or tightness; Delay in obtaining motor skills milestones; Poor balance and coordination; Difficulty in moving through the environment; Postural abnormalities; Muscle Weakness; Pain.
By <…[Read more]
Music Therapy is the use of music and its elements (such as; sound, rhythm, melody and harmony) by a qualified music therapist. It can be used with an individual or in a group setting.
Many professionals feel that early intervention is key in treating autism, and that behavior modification techniques are crucial in a child’s early years. There are several types of behavior modification techniques, including:
-Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
-Verbal Behavior (…[Read more]
Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health service that is concerned with an individual’s ability to participate in desired daily life tasks, or “occupations,” which give one’s life meaning. If a person’s ability to perform these tasks which include caring for one’s self or others, working, going to school, playing, and living…[Read more]
Speech therapy services focus on enhancing or restoring limited or lost communicative skills or oral motor skills like swallowing. Since autism often affects speech and communication, many will need Speech Therapy to help facilitate language. Some individuals may do well with a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and…[Read more]
Lilly started the topic Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother' in the forum Book Review 2 years, 9 months ago
Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research & Recovery
Paperback – January 8, 2002
by Karyn Seroussi (Author), Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. (Foreword)
When their nineteen-month-old son, Miles, was diagnosed with autism, Karyn Seroussi, a writer, and her husband, a scientist, fought back wit…[Read more]
The Gluten Free/Casein Free Diet is the removal of all wheat protein (gluten), and milk protein (casein) from the diet.
Many parents and physicians have found that implementing the GF/CF diet relieves many of the symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders.
For more information about the…[Read more]
Autism Fact Sheet
What is Autism?
Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3
Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal…[Read more]
7 Fun Sensory Activities for Kids With Autism
by Kyle Zabawa on May 28, 2018
Autism, or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a range of developmental conditions that affect how an individual perceives the world and interacts with others.
To find out more about identifying autism in preschool kids, click here.
For children with ASD, art an…[Read more]
Feeding Interventions for Autism
Posted on December 27, 2016 by Gina Gunderson
Course excerpt from Autism: The New Spectrum of Diagnostics, Treatment & Nutrition
Regardless of the cause, feeding problems left untreated can increase the risk for medical problems such as rickets, weight loss, dehydration, failure to thrive, as well as learning and…[Read more]
QST Autism Parent Resources
Handbook and DVD for Parents
QSTI offers a QST parent training manual and DVD and a workbook for parents to learn the massage and continue the program for the first year. These are available at our store.
Autism Assessment and Evaluation Tools
We have created additional tools to measure QST massage outcomes in yo…[Read more]
Who can the Pediatric Feeding Program help?
We treat children with all types of complex feeding problems, such as those who:
Eat or drink very little and do not gain weight or grow.
Eat only certain food types or textures.
Get some or all of their nutrition through a tube in their stomach, bowel or vein (G tube, J tube or NG tube).
Struggle with…[Read more]
What is the ABA Early Intervention Program?
Our ABA Early Intervention Program is an intensive, short-term program for families of young children with autism spectrum disorder. ABA stands for applied behavior analysis. This therapy is proven to help kids with autism learn new skills to increase positive behaviors (like communicating and…[Read more]
Treatments and Services
What is a diagnostic evaluation for autism?
Our team assesses children to determine if they have autism spectrum disorder or if another condition is causing problems with communication and learning. If we diagnose your child with autism, we work with you on a treatment plan for their unique medical,…[Read more]
Lilly started the topic Autism and mealtime: A therapist’s top ten tips for success in the forum Feeding/Physical 2 years, 9 months ago
Autism and mealtime: A therapist’s top ten tips for success
October 16, 2015
An Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network therapist shares her strategies for improving nutrition and mealtime behavior
This week’s “Food for Thought” post is by occupational therapist Moira Pena, of Toronto’s Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital…[Read more]
The Ice Cube Episode
One of my favorite pre-parenting stories is from a birthing course that my husband and I took before the birth of our first daughter. Like many first-time parents, we had signed up to be “better…
A Sound Hunt Outside
This mindfulness activity is an idea from a local parent, and I tried it recently with the girls and t…[Read more]
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Diet
By Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, CDN Published April 2, 2018
Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a complex developmental and neurological condition that typically appears during the first three years of life. It affects brain function, particularly in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.…[Read more]
There is no question that the types of foods a person eats affect the body in many ways.
For normal growth and development, the body needs a certain amount of calories and nutrients. It is also known that certain foods provide more energy, affect behavior, and influence mood. Many substances found in foods have been proven to p…[Read more]
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