Activities for Autistic Children
Mark Hutten, M.A is a practicing counseling psychologist and a professional parent-coach with experience of over 20 years in the field of High-Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger's. being the executive director of online parent support, LLC, Hutten presents several workshops and conducts numerous training courses for both professionals and parents dealing with HFA and Asperger's; besides, he works with hundreds of teenagers and children with HFA and Asperger's. Hutten is also an author of several articles that highlight parenting techniques based on highly effective research for dealing with children with HFA and Asperger's. The founder of the support group has published 'My out of control Child' and 'My out of control teen' eBooks. Most of Hutten's columns and articles discuss several ways of parenting young ones with conduct disorder, ODD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger's syndrome, Bipolar disorder, reactive attachment disorder, and many more conditions. The helpful parenting toolkit is all about a system that enables parents to minimize the child's meltdowns, low frustration tolerance, and tantrums, physical and verbal aggression, school-related behavior problems, social skills deficits, picky eating, attention difficulties, rigid thinking, problems completing homework, sleep problems, rituals and obsessions, and many more behavioral problems. The eBook is available for download. Read more here...
Parenting Children With Aspergers And Highfunctioning Autism Summary
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Author: Mark Hutten
Official Website: parentingautisticchild.com
My Parenting Children With Aspergers And Highfunctioning Autism Review
I've really worked on the chapters in this book and can only say that if you put in the time you will never revert back to your old methods.
In addition to being effective and its great ease of use, this eBook makes worth every penny of its price.
Here is just some of what you'll learn: 13 common Asd (Autism Spectrum Disorder) misconceptions and the real truth for each this information will greatly help put your mind at ease about this mysterious disorder. The three main signs of autism and how to quickly and easily recognize each. The three broad categories of autism and how to immediately tell in which category someone with autism belongs and what this means for their treatment. The 5 most recent, most accepted theories about the cause of Asds this information may surprise you. 13 questions all concerned parents should ask themselves if they think their child may have autism your responses to these questions will ensure you know what step to take next. 28 additional signs of autism youll know exactly what behaviors to look for when assessing your child or loved one. Common treatments for autism and how to know if a treatment is right for your child or loved one. 18 questions you should always ask before submitting your child or loved one for a particular treatment this information will help ensure your child receives the treatment thats right for him or her. The six most common autism treatments used today plus, whether or not it is good to combine treatments. The positives and negatives of using Applied Behavioral Analysis to treat autism and how to tell if your child is right for an Aba program. How to choose an Aba provider including four things that you should always look for before deciding upon a provider. The five steps involved in a successful Floor Time program if a program doesnt include all five of these steps then it is definitely not right for you child. The effectiveness of the most common alternative autism treatments plus, 14 things that you should always look for before selecting an alternative treatment program. How to use the diet to help control autism naturally diet experts agree that many symptoms can decrease in severity and some may even disappear with a change in diet learn more here. Supplements that have been shown to benefit those with autism and how to ensure your autistic child takes the supplements without having a battle on your hands. 6 tips for a successful supplementation program these tips will help you cut costs and ensure that your child adjusts to the program quickly and easily. How to cope with the stress of raising a child with autism this information will have you feeling better and more relaxed than you have in years. How to ensure the safety of a a child with autism follow these 12 simple tips and your childs safety is practically guaranteed. How to ensure the education needs of your child with autism are being met including seven questions that you should always ask your childs school. How to deal with an adolescent with autism follow these tips to safely navigate your way through this difficult time in anyones life. Read more here...
A Parent's Guide For Reversing Autism
Whilst best results are seen in younger children the seven step plan I have outlined in this book, including the diet, can be applied to any autistic person of any age. Step One details the gluten free/casein free diet and why it is so important for recovery to begin. It also explains why, after only 6 weeks, a particular type of cows milk can be included back into the diet. This milk has a different molecular structure than other milks. You are unlikely to hear about this milk anywhere else in the autistic community as we have been told that all casein is bad. This is simply not true. Your child may be similar to mine and have no reaction to this milk casein whatsoever. I explain how to test your child for this and other food intolerances in step one. If you have a child who is a 'picky eater' or skeptical family members, then doing step one correctly will put an end to all that. This diet is strict and has to be done properly or you will not get the results you are longing for. If you follow my recommendations for diet outlined in this chapter you could see significant improvements in your child in as little as a week.
A Parents Guide For Reversing Autism Summary
Author: Donna Blackmore
Official Website: www.autism2recovery.com
Eric Chessen's Autism Fitness Assessment Toolbox
Eric Chessen takes you step by step using his easy to follow Manuals, Assessment Grids and Videos to better prepare you to understand your participants abilities and help you create outstanding fitness programs. The Big 5 Movement Patterns- Each of the major ways in which we perform physically. The Big 5 include: Pushing (Movement away from the body) Pulling (Movement towards the body) Rotation (Movement around the torso or hips) Bending (All squatting or pick-up activities) Locomotion (Movement from one point in space to another) The Big 5 are all multi-joint movements, meaning they do not isolate a specific muscle. They will often be used in combination, for example, a scoop throw is a combination of bending (hips moving down/back) and pushing (throwing the to a partner) Behavior-Specific Praise (Bsp)- A technique derived from the science and practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (Aba). The instructor provides positive feedback immediately following the individuals action. Rather than saying Great job!, a more effective response would be Great job bending knees and jumping! This tells the individual exactly what they did well. Increasing Duration of Activity- For individuals who baseline at low or intermediate. levels of Adaptive ability, one of the goals will be to increase the time they are able to attend to an activity. This is not a measure of physical endurance, but developing the skills of patience and resilience. If Chris Pac assessment shows that he is only able to perform activity for ten seconds before running away from the instructor, the current goals will include being able to perform exercise for a longer time period (20 or 30 seconds) before gaining access to a secondary reinforcer (2nd R+).
Eric Chessens Autism Fitness Assessment Toolbox Summary
Author: Eric Chessen
Official Website: pacprofile.com
Possibly because of the reported 556 increase in the pediatric prevalence of autism between 1991 and 1997,1 the classical presentation of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) is currently an area of widespread study. In addition to autistic disorder or classic autism, ASD comprises five categories of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) described in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association, of which the remaining four are Asperger's disorder disintegrative disorder PDD not otherwise specified, or atypical autism and Rett's disorder, a genetic disorder of postnatal brain development caused by a defect in a single gene.2
The etiology of ASD is currently unknown, although numerous possibilities, based on pathologic findings made in ASD, are currently under investigation. Medical conditions associated with autism include epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis, blindness, deafness, and neurofibromatosis. Evidence suggests that ASD is highly heritable, with some estimates of its heritability reaching 90 .5 However, twin studies and the wide range of its phenotypic expression indicate that environmental influences also play an important role in the occurrence of ASD. Research has shown that monozygotic twins have a concordance of more than 60 for classical autism, without any concordance for dizygotic twins. When this same study included a broader range of cases with diagnoses of PDD, the concordance for monozygotic twins rose to 92 while that for dizygotic twins reached 10 .1 Studies also show a frequency of 2 -8 of autism in siblings of autistic children, which far exceeds the frequency of the condition in the...
As a human race we must ask the question, if our fertility is on the decline, is this a reflection of the ecological and environmental consequence of our life and health in general Environmentalists and zoologists have long held that the inability of a species to reproduce is a direct reflection of that species' strength to endure external changes that stress, to the point of threatening, the propagation of that species. Also, with the rise of autism, ADD, and numerous other early childhood conditions, it is of paramount importance to view enhanced fertility as not only increasing conception, but also the creation of a potentially stronger health future for the expectant child.
Perchlorate, as compared to the TSH levels of newborns in an area without such contamination.19 Some researchers suggest that the combination of perchlorate with other competitors of the iodine sodium symporter, such as nitrates and thiocyanate, as well as the combination of perchlorate with iodine itself, increases the risk of thyroid-related disease.20 A further study examining the incidence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and the academic performance of fourth graders in areas with and without perchlorate contamination did not find a statistically significant difference in these conditions in the two groups. However, this study did not take into account the residence locations of mothers at the time of gestation, or their individual perchlorate exposure.21 Also, one study showed that higher levels of perchlorate excretion were associated with increased levels of TSH and decreased levels of T4 in iodine-deficient
According to data for 2000-2002 published by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 150 eight-year-old children in several areas of the United States have ASD.3 The CDC data demonstrated some geographic variation, with a significantly lower prevalence in Alabama, of 3.3 per 1,000 eight-year-olds, and a higher prevalence in New Jersey, of 10.6 per 1,000 eight-year-olds.3 These figures stand out against the estimated prevalence for ASD of 1 per 1,000 population in the early 1990s. It is estimated that as many as 560,000 American youngsters between birth and age 21 have ASD.4 The condition affects males at a 4 1 frequency over the occurrence in females.4
Therapy immunotherapy and several alternative and complementary therapies including nutritional therapy, chelation, and vitamin and other nutritional supplementation. The following sections describe a number of treatments investigated for autism, and their effects. A small study of the effect of encapsulated human Ig in males with autism, conducted to test the theory that GI symptoms in the condition may stem from a deficiency in mucosal immunity, found reductions in GI signs and symptoms, as well as improvement in behavioral measures, in half of the treated individuals.44 A 30-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study demonstrated a reduction in symptom severity in autistic children treated with ascorbic acid, supporting the hypothesis from animal models that this vitamin has a dopaminergic mechanism of action correlating with research suggesting a hyperdopaminergic state in autistic individuals.45-47 The antioxidant activity of ascorbic acid may also be of benefit in autism....
Funny Wiring Autism
Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.
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