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. […]

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Dysgraphia and Autism

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Dysgraphia is defined as impaired handwriting legibility. It is categorized with developmental coordination disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on the prevalence of dysgraphia by age across all grade levels in students with ADHD or autism. Dysgraphia and School Think of how often students […]

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Autism and Emotional Regulation Skills

Arousal and Behavioral Regulation in Children with Autism

Do you want to learn more about autism and emotional regulation skills? Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can exhibit problematic emotional behavior as expressed in tantrums, irritability, aggression, self-injury, anxiety, and impulsivity. Sometimes the physiological arousal level of children can escalate and sometimes it may be a emotional regulation issue, or perhaps both. What Does […]

Special Interests in Autism

Research indicates that special interests in autism can actually help reduce the child's anxiety and be used as a positive reinforcer or educational opportunity.

A special interest is a highly focused level of interest in a certain topic. Many times special interests in autism can be very varied. Some of these interests may develop at a young age or change throughout someone’s life span. Much like neurotypical individuals, everyone’s interest levels in different topics changes throughout their life. Sometimes, […]

Autism Exercise Programs Help Reduce Stereotypic Behaviors

Are you aware that autism exercise programs have shown the potential to reduce stereotypic behaviors? Read more at Your Therapy Source.

Do you work with children who are on the autism spectrum? Are you aware that autism exercise programs have shown the potential to reduce stereotypic behaviors? Recent Research on Autism Exercise Programs Researchers recently conducted a student to investigate how autism exercise programs can help reduce stereotypic behaviors since these types of behaviors have the […]

Social Skills, Motor Skills and Autism

How are social skills, motor skills, and autism associated with each other? Previous research indicates that deficits in communication, social skills and motor skills are characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

  How are social skills, motor skills and autism associated with each other? Previous research indicates that deficits in communication, social skills and motor skills are characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Research Review on Social Skills, Motor Skills and Autism A systematic research review examined the relationship between social skills, motor skills and […]

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Handwriting and Autism

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions.

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions. Previous Research on Handwriting and Autism Previous research provides additional information on handwriting skills: in children with autism perceptual […]

Autism and Exercise

Perceptual and Motor Skills recently published research on autism and exercise.  The researchers examined the effects of an exercise-based intervention.

Perceptual and Motor Skills recently published research on autism and exercise.  The researchers examined the effects of a 48-week exercise-based intervention for 64 children (ages 6-12) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research indicates that children with autism may have limited levels of physical activity and delayed motor skills and physical fitness, leading to a […]

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How to Get Children with Autism to Sleep

Negative consequences from poor sleep in children with autism and how to get children with autism to sleep. Tips from Your Therapy Source

Did you know that almost one half of 2- to 5-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) with some autistic features have significant sleep difficulties?  Parent survey results suggest that number to be much higher (more than 80%) for children with autism!  Here are tips on how to get children […]