Autism Warning Signs

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What are the warning signs of autism? You may see problems in these areas: social interaction - your baby or child does not watch others, show or call attention to his interests, or seem like he wants to be socializing with other children or caregivers. Children with higher-functioning autism may want to interact and have friends, but ...

Reading & Spoken Language

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Have you ever thought that reading has anything to do with speaking? Many parents don't realize that these are closely related. When parents read outloud, children hear correct pronunciation, grammar and phrasing. And it enhances children's spoken language skills by exposing them to new vocabulary. For babies, brightly colored books with real photographs are best. Parents ...

High-Functioning Autism & Social Skills

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Children and adults with autism vary greatly in their strengths and challenges, but most persons with autism have difficulty with social skills. Frequently referred to as “mind-blindedness”, they have trouble knowing what others might be thinking. A person with Asperger Syndrome (sometimes referred to as high-functioning autism), may act oddly, hurt other’s feelings, or ask ...

Improving Speech & Language Skills

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How can parents help children develop their speech and language skills? When parents talk to their babies, they naturally use short, simple phrases. If your toddler is not putting two and three words together, you may need to return to using short simple phrases. Avoid asking questions. It helps your child more if you comment on ...