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The Importance Of Eye Contact For Autistic Children

As parents of children on the spectrum, one of the questions that therapists and physicians constantly ask is if our children have “good eye contact.” This phrase is so very general and somewhat misleading as an important symptom and characteristic of Autism. Eye contact is important, but not the way most people understand. My son … Continue reading The Importance Of Eye Contact For Autistic Children

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What Is A Sensory Diet

For many children on the spectrum who receive Occupational Therapy, a Sensory Diet is often suggested to implement into a daily schedule. It’s a weird phrase for relatively complex theory, so let me break it down. When you wake up in the morning, you have a routine. Maybe you hit snooze a few times (or … Continue reading What Is A Sensory Diet