The Power of Creative Play with ASD Children

Children with Autism have many challenges with socialization and communication. They find it extremely difficult to relate to others; especially to their peers. Instead of playing with toys in imaginative ways (such as pretending a doll is really “my baby”) they may use toys for self-stimulation, perseverate on objects, and become entirely self-absorbed. For typical […]

Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later: Study

TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers who are impulsive, restless, moody and inattentive are twice as likely as other kids to have a gambling problem in adulthood, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Missouri, Duke University and University College London said their findings are important considering “the ever-increasing number of […]

What Does Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Have to do With MY Therapy?

by: Kerry Peterson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA Speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists often work together when treating children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays. As a speech therapist treating young children age birth to six, I often worked with an occupational or physical therapist in a co-treatment model. We were able to […]

Reversal Of Fragile X Syndrome In Mouse Model

A recent study finds that a new compound reverses many of the major symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and a leading cause of autism. The paper, published by Cell Press in the April 12 issue of the journal Neuron, describes the exciting observation that the […]

Obese moms more likely to have an autistic child- Diabetes, high blood pressure boost neurodevelopmental risk

By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News Women who are obese during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism than healthy-weight mothers, according to the latest research into the sobering risks of obesity during pregnancy. A study of more than 1,000 children and their mothers published in the journal Pediatrics provides evidence that […]

New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders

CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern. More children than ever before are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Like the many families living with ASDs, CDC considers ASDs an […]