How Does Autism Affect Learning

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may significantly influence learning, communication, and social interaction. As educators, therapists, parents, and caregivers, understanding the nuances of autism is crucial to supporting autistic students effectively. How does autism affect learning? Having autism influences learning and development in diverse and intricate ways. It affects how individuals process information, interact socially, and […]


Potty Training a Child with Autism – How You Can Help

Potty training a child with autism can be a challenging but rewarding journey. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents unique challenges in the potty training process, making it essential for parents and other caregivers to approach this important milestone with patience, understanding, and specific strategies tailored to their child’s needs. This guide will provide helpful tips […]

Enhance Motor Skills in Autism With Parent Interventions

In the realm of child development, especially for autistic children, the development of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) is crucial. FMS are the building blocks of more complex movements and are essential for children’s physical and cognitive development. However, autistic children often face challenges in developing these skills naturally. This highlights the need for effective interventions, […]

Autism and Walking – What Does the Research Say?

Walking, often taken for granted, becomes a topic of great interest when observed in the context of disorders such as autism. While many aspects of autism have been extensively studied, the interrelation between autism and walking is still being unraveled. This article aims to shed light on this relationship by delving into the most frequent […]


Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has long been a topic of discussion and research within the education and health sectors. When it comes to education, finding evidence-based autism teaching strategies is so important. With a myriad of research suggesting various methods, learn more about some of the most effective approaches to teaching students with autism, combining […]


Sensory Activities and Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) impacts millions of people worldwide, often manifesting unique sensory sensitivities and processing issues. Sensory activities for autism can play a pivotal role in helping individuals on the spectrum to manage these sensitivities, build essential skills, and enhance their daily lives. In this blog post, we’ll delve into sensory activities specially designed […]


Emotional Regulation, Language, and Autism

The ability to control, evaluate, and modify one’s emotional responses, known as emotion regulation, is a key skill that significantly impacts early childhood. This skill is directly associated with a range of positive outcomes, including improved academic performance, better relationships with peers, and reduced emotional issues. As children grow, they transition from relying on caregivers […]


Autistic Adults and Occupational Therapy Experiences – Let’s Learn!

A recent research article explored the perspectives of autistic adults and occupational therapy (OT) for autistic children and youth. The authors conducted a qualitative study with 12 autistic adults who had received OT services as children or adolescents. The participants were interviewed about their experiences with OT, their views on the benefits and limitations of […]


Accommodations for Students with Autism

Students with autism require specific accommodations to support their learning and social interactions within the classroom setting. Special education teachers play a vital role in creating an inclusive environment that addresses the unique needs of these students. Educators can facilitate their understanding, minimize anxiety, and promote social skills development by implementing appropriate accommodations. Here are […]

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Recent research took a closer look at autism and sensory processing disorder to determine if there were any patterns or similarities.

If you work or parent individuals with autism, you are familiar with the individuality of sensory preferences. Oftentimes, we observe sensory reactions that are not typical or vary greatly from one child to another. Recent research took a closer look at autism and sensory processing disorder to determine if there were any patterns or similarities. […]