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“Mom, I Made a New Friend!”

1 of 16<p>Demonstrate Friendship Skills<p>Demonstrate and rehearse social skills with your child. Cover everything from maintaining eye contact, to …

Music therapy: An effective approach in improving social skills of children with autism. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>The existing methodological weakness in conducted researches concerning music therapy (MT) for children with autism led to ambiguity and …

Activities for Autistic Toddlers

According to PubMed Health, autism is a developmental disorder that is present before the age of 3. People with autism have difficulty with social …

Can't vs. Won't

<b>Advice for Parents of Late Talkers or Toddlers with Speech Delays</b><p>I rarely…no make that NEVER, think that a child doesn’t talk because he’s stubborn …

What Works - Strategies That Help Toddlers Learn to Talk

Here’s what I know after spending nearly 30 hours a week for the past 10 years in the homes of my little clients. Listed below are the 10 best ways …

Socialthinking - Articles

Updated: May, 2015<p>Learning to ask for help is an incredibly important life skill!<p>As obvious as this sounds, it's not always intuitive for individuals …

Dr. Temple Grandin on Autism

Pets help autistic kids improve social skills

Plenty of research shows pets -- especially dogs -- bring psychological benefits to patients with a range of health conditions. And increasingly, …

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Asperger’s & HFA: Guidelines for Parents & Teachers

This post will provide some crucial guidelines for how parents and educators can teach social skills to children with Asperger’s (AS) and …

The Chatterbug Club Helps Children Improve Social Skills at Laughlin Center

The small group therapy program at Laughlin Children's Center focuses on helping pre-K children improve social communication skills.<p>A new program at …

This Robot Uses A Kinect To Teach Autistic Children Social Skills

This pint-sized piece of machinery is a special project being worked on by the scientists at Vanderbilt University.<p>Fast Company's Pranav Dixit writes that the robot harness a combination of cameras and the Microsoft Kinect sensor to help autistic children develop social skills.<p>This is how it works. …

Why Autistic People Sound Different When They Converse

The majority of people with autism do use spoken language. Few, however, use it in exactly the same way as people without autism. In some cases, the …