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Dads Use Touch Therapy with Autistic Children

July 29, 2009 · 1 Comment 

For children with Autism, massage may provide relaxation, stress reduction and calm muscle spasms. Over time, touch therapy also helps the child to become more accustomed to tactile stimulation and aides in body awareness. Often by incorporating massage therapy into daily routines, children with Autism experience decreased issues with sleeping. Research has demonstrated that this type of intervention may promote more on-task and social relatedness behavior during play, they show less erratic behavior, and are more attentive... [Read the full story]

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Should Health Insurance Cover Autism?

July 29, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

This is a question which has been tossed around extensively, especially during the past couple of years. It has been sort of like watching a tennis match, with parents and school districts asking for assistance and support from the insurance companies and the insurance companies lobbing the ball back to the other side of the court. There is a good reason why insurance companies are being looked to for paying at least a portion of treatment for children who have autism. Autism is not only an educational issue, but it is... [Read the full story]

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Improving an Autistic Child’s Communication – Using Sign Language

July 29, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Those who have worked with autistic children have also become aware of the need to help them improve their communication abilities. These children become easily frustrated when they have difficulty expressing their needs and desires. As a result, their parents and teachers become more frustrated as well. Fortunately, there are strategies that teachers can use in order to improve the communication skills of their autistic students. According to a fact sheet developed by the National Information Center for Children and Youth... [Read the full story]

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Celebrities reveal their family struggles with autism

July 29, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Jenny and Evan McCarthy By Melanie Vanderveer (Originally Published in the Pocono Record)  Celebrity Jenny McCarthy has recently gone public with her story and struggles. Everywhere you look lately, she is there speaking of her struggles with autism afflicting her son, Evan, 5, who was diagnosed at age 2 and a half. Her book, “Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism” that recently hit book shelves tells what she has gone through in the past three years and what has worked for her and her... [Read the full story]

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How Massage Therapy Benefits Autistic Children

The massage therapy is a well-loved session of many. Celebrities, public officials, workers, students, and people from all walks of life succumb to their cravings to experience... [Read more]


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