Visual Aids for Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Sensory Fan by ASD Visual Aids Product Review Sunday It is well known that visual symbols improve communication for children with social communication difficulties. Using visual cards support communication for children and young people with communication difficulties such as Autism. Research has shown that many children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are able […]

Books About Teaching Autistic Children to Use Potty for Au Pairs and Nannies

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues by Maria Wheeler Individuals with autism are reportedly one of the most difficult populations to toilet train. This second edition offers effective strategies that take the child’s physical and emotional sensitivities into account instead of trying to force traditional methods. Easy-to-read bulleted lists offer more […]

Potty Training Autistic Children for Nannies and Au Pairs

By Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped (TEACCH)We have been discussing different methods of potty training for the past few weeks. But, what about children that are not developing typically?The Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped (TEACCH) explain that even in typically-developing children, toilet training is often a difficult skill to […]

Children’s Books About Autism

Au Pair and Nanny Trip to the Library Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book By Celeste Shally and David Harrington Children with autism struggle to make friends and navigate social situations. However, one child can make a significant difference in the life of a child with autism by offering compassion, understanding and friendship. Since […]

The Autism Assessment Team

Autism is complicated and requires professional intervention. The assessment team may include some or all of the following professionals: Developmental pediatrician – Treats health problems of children with developmental delays. Child psychiatrist – A medical doctor who may be involved in the initial diagnosis, can prescribe medication, and provide help in behavior, emotional adjustment, and […]

Vaccines and Autism

After our last posting about “The Oprah Winfrey Show” there was some debate about Jenny McCarthy’s beliefs about autism as discussed on the talk show. Jenny McCarthy’s says that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine may cause autism in children. In February, 2009 a special US federal court ruled in the case of three […]