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What it’s like to have a child with autism

For parents whose kids have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), that possibility quickly comes into sharp focus.<p>More children than ever are being …

EYFS weekly activity planner - Goldilocks and the three bears (includes free printable)

Welcome to this weeks weekly activity planner. Each week I will look at a new mini theme. This week we are looking at Goldilocks and the three …

Autism: The Number 1 Thing You Can Do to Help Your Child

(photo A. Libutti)<p>The other night, my children were getting ready to go to bed. My oldest son Jack, who has autism, likes to bring a few items to bed with him. On this particular evening he was perseverating on the different colored pieces of a plastic marble run. He was dropping each piece on the …

What a New School Year Felt Like as a Person on the Spectrum

Growing up, I always found the last week of summer to be a bittersweet experience. I relished the freedom, yet I felt terrified about the new school …

We Don't Really Understand Autism In Girls, And That's A Problem

In the scientific study of autism, girls have been largely overlooked.<p>When we talk about autism, we're usually talking about boys with autism.<p>This is where the research has focused, largely due to the fact that they outnumber girls with autism four to one. That focus may have kept us from …

Autism

The Fictions Surrounding ADHD and the "Chemical Imbalance" Theory of Mental Illness

By Cortland Pffefer (with Irwin Ozborne)<p>Contributing writers for Wake Up World<p><i>The belief that increasing dopamine levels will alleviate ADHD symptoms</i> …

10 Things Parents of Children with Autism Wish Teachers Knew

<b>1. I'm sorry.</b><p>I will be saying this to many of you many times over the next 10 years... probably weekly. And I really am.<p>I'm sorry because I'm the reason he's in your class. I fought for him to be mainstreamed because all of the doctor's and specialists told me that being in a least restrictive …

Autism

13 Unbendable Homework Rules For Kids With ADHD

Nightly homework got you down? Follow these 13 unbreakable rules to help your ADHD child make the most of homework time.

ADHD

I'm A Doctor With ADHD. Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Celebrate It

It's time to dispel the misconception that ADHD is an affliction in need of a fix. Even its name, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, includes …

Autism

3 Antecedent Strategies to Increase Good Behavior in Kids | Reflections from a Children's Therapist

PROVIDE CHOICES<p>Providing choices to your kids prior to any maladaptive behavior occurring can decrease the likelihood that they will participate in …

People with ADHD do not 'grow out of' the disorder, new research suggests

Teenagers with ADHD continue to feel the disorder’s side effects later in life including altered brain structure and memory loss, new research has …

25 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Desserts

This means they're basically salad, right?

Dessert

'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

In 1938, an Austrian pediatrician named Hans Asperger gave the first public talk on autism in history. Asperger was speaking to an audience of Nazis, and he feared that his patients — children who fell onto what we now call the autism spectrum — were in danger of being sent to Nazi extermination …

Autism

We've called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong.

Most people think of autism as a disease, a major impediment of which an increasing number of children are "victims." But over the past two decades, a growing number of adults on the autism spectrum, myself included, have rejected this frame and called for non-autistic "neurotypicals" to respect …

FREEBIE - Mini beast colour cards

There are five pages to print out. Each page has two mini beast colour cards to print out. I would suggest printing onto card and laminating them. …

4 Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors With Family

In the last few decades, children are spending less and less time outdoors and more time cooped-up inside. You may remember playing outside until …

Reading To Kids Does Good to Their Brains Biologically, Research Finds

In college I learned an important fact that came to be a driving force in my classroom as well as in my parenting. It’s good enough to share. Are you …

Teaching

Neurotribes review – the evolution of our understanding of autism

Currently, the most high-profile person on the autistic spectrum in Britain is a garden designer with flamboyantly pink hair and muscly, tattooed arms. Star of Channel 4’s latest makeover show, <i>The Autistic Gardener</i>, Alan Gardner is just three years younger than my autistic older brother, but if you …

Autism

No Link between Daycare and Toddler Aggression

Many working parents dread leaving their children in daycare as they believe the interaction with other toddlers may lead to undesirable behaviors.<p>A …

How to Help Kids Stop Wetting the Bed

How kids and moms can cope with bedwetting, and 4 simple tips for achieving accident-free nights<p>Inviting friends over to play at her Long Island, NY, …

Parenting

To Prevent Bullying, Focus On Early Childhood

<i>Co-authored by Kyle Snow, Ph.D., Director, Center for Applied Research, National Association for the Education of Young Children</i><p>How do we prevent bullying? Despite decades of study and numerous programs claiming to be the solution to bullying, few programs have actually been shown to be effective. …

7 Childhood Activities that Can Make You Healthier and Happier | Mark's Daily Apple

August 19, 2015<p>By Mark Sisson<p>Both my kids are grown now, but I still enjoy thinking back on the days when they were little. I can still see them …

Living Rooms

Formal Instruction in Early Childhood Is Harmful

Under the eyes of a qualified teacher, play can be educational.

Education