5 Nov 2015
Research suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorders experience victimisation and social rejection up to four times more than their peers without autism. When looking at the playground, children and adolescents with autism were more likely to experience intentional social exclusion (being purposefully left out or avoided) and acts of physical aggression from their peers.Read more Why Do Kids With Autism Experience Bullying More Than Their Peers?
28 Oct 2015
Time out can help teach children right from wrong. It means redirecting your child calmly to a designated area you have for time out when they have displayed a behaviour that is inappropriate. Outlining EXACTLY what the behavior you will use time out for is vital.Read more TIME OUT: IS IT OK TO USE??
23 Oct 2015
Recent research has uncovered differences among boys and girls in their presentation and experiences of ASD. Understanding of what was previously assumed to be a male-dominant diagnosis, has now broadened, uncovering unique signs and symptoms of ASD for boys and girls. It is possible that several girls with an ASD diagnosis have flown under the radar due to limited understanding of female [...]Read more Why Do Girls With Autism Have Difficulty Getting Diagnosed?
20 Sep 2015
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19 Feb 2015
A better, more effective form of discipline is positive reinforcement. There are several advantages to use positive reinforcement rather than punishment. This includes the marked increase in interest in the subject matter at hand. For example: when the cane is used to punish incorrect responses, the child lives in fear of being called out in class. When praise or tangible items are used to [...]Read more HOW DO YOU DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD? THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY PUNISHMENT IS INEFFECTIVE
6 Feb 2015
What is Praxis and Dyspraxia? Put simply, you may have been told you that your child has difficulties with motor planning (planning movements) which involves planning what to do and how to do it. It is caused by a ‘hidden’ miscommunication that occurs between your sensory and motor systems involving the nerve pathways to the […]Read more WHAT IS PRAXIS?