Imaginative play may be elusive for the youngest autistic children, but it has an important place in your child's life.
Susan Cortilet, LMHC, of Nanuet, NY, has expanded her counseling services to children and teens with autism spectrum disorders.
Children with social and pragmatic deficits often have difficulty making friends and generally succeeding in social situations. Find out how to recognize a deficit in social language skills and how targeted help can be effective for your child.
Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples.
A learning disability diagnosis can usher in a challenging time for your family. But understanding the law and what your child is entitled to can spell success for the future.
One mom opens up about how she keeps her relationship with her husband healthy and stable while caring for an autistic child.
Information for parents on the early signs and characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder, plus advice on how and why you should act early.
Children on the autism spectrum need special kinds of surroundings, says interior designer Carolyn Feder. The registered interior designer owns Sensory Interior Design, a Dallas based design firm that specializes in organizing, arranging and designing residential (among other) spaces to fit the needs of special needs children.
Autism service dogs are providing families with much needed assistance, peace of mind, and a big doggy dose of unconditional love.
While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how.
One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet.
Budgeting at the supermarket doesn’t mean your family has to suffer when it comes to proper nutrition. There are many delicious, easy ways to get a healthy bang for your buck.
Life can be challenging for a family that embraces a child with autism. It is not a simple task but it can be accomplished if you accept, adapt and be flexible.
An important breakthrough makes it possible to spot precursors of autism in infants once you know what to look for. The earlier autism is diagnosed and therapy is begun, the greater the chance your child can be helped.
Dr. Barbara Payne of Hyde Park, N.Y., instinctively knew something was not quite right with her infant son, Jacob, but she couldn’t put her finger on what it was. She believes that it was her motherly instincts more than her experience as a pediatrician that made her suspicious. “In retrospect, things are much clearer,” she says, “but back then, I used to think — I just don’t get this kid.”