There are a lot of different thoughts and feelings happening when you think your child might have autism. Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether your child is on the autism spectrum, if there’s a developmental delay, or if your child is just developing just a little later than usual. When it comes to what may be autism symptoms, what causes you to seek out a diagnosis?
Autism screening criteria are based on data collected mainly from the studies of autistic boys. Why? Historically, the diagnosis of autism has been more common in boys than girls, so scientists have focused their research on boys–and now girls with autism are being overlooked.
Webinar with Kamini Lahkani: RDI® autism programs are thought of as only for “high functioning” individuals or children. But anyone, no matter their age can benefit from RDI®!
Selective mutism is the inability to speak or communicate effectively in situations where one is overwhelmed or has anxiety. How does it relate to autism?
There are still so many misconceptions and misunderstandings around autism. These misunderstandings can cause a great deal of pain because they can perpetuate harmful stereotypes.
Have you ever asked yourself if your child’s autism therapy is working? You aren’t alone in your thoughts.
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Parents of children with autism often seek alternative methods of therapy that fit into their busy schedules and work in their child’s most effective learning environment—the home. For this reason, online therapy is a growing and popular choice.
What is RDI, how is it implemented and how the online platform means less dependence on outside therapists.
It helps parents once they understand what a meltdown is, as then you are able to gain the ability to foresee the signs of a meltdown, as well as identify the causes, and reduce the frequency.
In the RDI program, our focus is not on language when we talk about speech therapy, it is about RDI lifestyle and daily life opportunities, simple life activities that promote mutual communication.
By practicing consistent directive methods, you can master communication challenges, even if your child with ASD is non-verbal.
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Kat Lee as she talks about what to do after your child receives an autism diagnosis in a special webinar for autism awareness month.
Join Kat Lee, certified RDI consultant, as she discusses how to move past an autism diagnosis.
Learn about common signs that may identify those with Asperger syndrome, and how it may affect others in their life.
How to Treat Your Autistic Child Respectfully and Create a Better Family Life
Parent Education is about defining what autism actually is, getting to the core of the obstacles it presents, and not just putting a bandaid on behavior management.
The Importance of Parents, Doctors, and Educators Working in Harmony
There are wonderful (autism-trained) professionals out there, who will provide expertise and consider what you have to say too – those are the professionals who you should surround yourself with.
We focus so much on the ‘box’ or a ‘certain way of being’ that we look at everything else (autistic) as ‘abnormal.’
What happens next?
To every mother who wants to wants to live a happier and healthier life – it’s never too late.
Stimming is not the enemy. The enemy is how we view it.
Of course, you want your child to look at you. But have you thought how it feels for him?
Is he hyperactive? Does he lack eye contact, show limited speech, poor motor skills, difficulties with social interaction, crying spells, sleeping problems, or other health issues?
Question: How can we provide services suitable to the needs of each child, since each one of them is different?
Answer: By ensuring that treatment stays with up with research. But we can’t have a blanket treatment. One size certainly doesn’t fit all. Customization is the need of the hour.
Static thinking will take your child through school. But dynamic thinking will take your child through life.
Encouraging dynamic thinking using the ‘same but different’ method.
I think that this may be the first time I have truly (TRULY) understood how difficult it is for people with autism to understand the social-emotional world. And how utterly effortless it is for others.
It took me years to learn that it’s easy to make a child ‘do something’. The difficulty lies in awakening the spirit in them to want to do things on their own.
What exactly is autism? And what is it not?
Creating a Simple Guide for Your Child’s Teacher
At the heart of the RDI program is our consultants and their hard work in helping families.
We know kids with autism fall off the typical developmental pathway and RDI asks, “How do we put them back on that path?”
Making sure our attitudes are not keeping our children with ASD hidden in a box.
ASD interferes with children’s ability to integrate or retain the typical learning opportunities…
Autism is a bio-psychosocial condition
True or False: IQ is no indicator of future progress.
I am determined to implement the steps to get to a place of love, acceptance and non judgementalism
What exactly is it that we want the world to be aware about? People with autism are different, but not less.
So…once they have your attention, then what?
What I have seen these children overcome speaks volumes…
In the Family Consultation Program, parents work to rebuild their relationships that have been interrupted…