We have been very keen to try pet therapy out, but have failed,  having the courage to do so on number of occasions. The deterrents being  the lack of experience, space constraints, additional work load….. These are some of the common excuses, that we give. It has been established beyond doubt, that  animal therapy for autistic children provides the
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Augmentative communication: When I started out with PECS ,my mother was very apprehensive that it could impair his speech development.So are may people. My mother had her rationale to it.She felt if one makes it very easy to demand things with picture cards, why should he bother to talk?We have been assured over and over
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Physical play: This includes playing with blocks, running, jumping, catching, cycling, dancing. All these activities, help in boosting the child’s confidence and health. Creative play: This helps in expressing their feelings such as painting, molding clay, sewing, cutting. Exploratory play: Learning through one’s senses, finding things for one self, basically sensory exploration Imaginative play: Taking characters on to themselves
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The authors of this book, Dion E.Betts and Stacey W.betts, mention in their preface, yoga helps children in this spectrum to increase balance and strength. It also reduces stress and anxiety. Stacey’s eldest son is diagnosed with Aspergers. The book has photographs of various poses/asanas.                        Another book along these lines is the Brain gym
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RDI: Most parents in this spectrum are desperate to provide peer interaction for their children and that includes me.  Some of the games I have adapted from RDI, some are my own.Over a period of time harish has actually begun to enjoy these games. This is a collection of games I have tried and it has worked.  Most
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