Does My Child Have Autism? Part 2: The Tricks (and Treats!) of High Functioning Autism

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In a previous post I addressed the most common “tell-tale” signs and symptoms of Autism While the majority of “typical” kids on the autism spectrum will exhibit some, if not the majority, of these symptoms, there is a subset of kids that can be especially challenging to diagnose with autism because their behaviors and symptoms […]

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Child Therapist Post: Social Stories Help Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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  A social story is a learning tool that is used to help individuals with autism know what to expect and how to behave in new social situations. Often children with autism do not know what to expect in a new situation. A social story is a written guide that has pictures to provide the […]

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Child Therapist Post: Super Hero Nights at the Iowa Children’s Museum

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Children learn about their world through play and exploration Your child can have a chance to be a super hero at the Iowa Children’s Museum! The Iowa Children’s Museum (ICM) is an amazing play space where children can use their minds, bodies, and senses to explore art, music, theories of how things go, and the […]

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Child Therapist Post: Project ImPACT Helps Young Children With Autism

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Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers) is a parent training program for young children with autism Project ImPACT teaches caregivers of children with autism strategies. These strategies increase their children’s use of communication and social skills during playtime and daily routines such as meals and bathing. Why Teach Families? Project ImPACT works by teaching […]

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