Tag: Social Anxiety

Young woman with autism and other learning disabilities using laptop for remote learning
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2-part webinar for back-to-school anxiety

Putting things down on paper involves so much more than just writing letters, it’s a form of drawing which affects fine motor and speech as well as being able to think and express yourself through words.

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5 Visual Processing Problems and Holiday Crowd Anxiety with autism
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Five visual processing problems and crowd anxiety

Because of visual processing problems, crowded public places can easily overload individuals with autism, making them feel stressed and anxious, resulting in a meltdown. In today’s article we outline five of these aspects of visual processing that you may not have thought of.

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4 Simple Tests to Check 1 Autism Warning Signs - Eye Tracking
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Four simple tests for early warning signs of autism: eye contact and tracking

Parents want to know as early as possible if their child has autism, especially if they already have a child with autism.

With some training, you can play an active partnership role with your family doctor or pediatrician to observe and record your child’s development.

Included in this article, you will find 4 simple tests you can do at home when your child is as young as 2 months old.

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Mendability - Declarative memory may help autistics learn social skills
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Thanks to their extraordinary declarative memory people with autism can learn almost anything, including social rules

A recent paper published by the Simon Foundation for Autism Research Initiative reviews research on declarative memory and considers the possibility for declarative memory to compensate for emotional and social deficits in autism. Declarative memory allows us to link past information to new information in order to create useful combinations. Declarative memory is anchored in visual

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Strategies to Handle Anxiety with Your Child During the Summer - Mendability - Environmental Enrichment - Sensory Enrichment Therapy
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Strategies to handle your child’s anxiety during the summer

Some parents see an increase in their child’s anxiety during the summer. It can be exhausting for parents to convince their child that everyday tasks are not the enemy. Studies show that nearly 40% of children and adolescents with autism have clinically elevated levels of anxiety, or at least one anxiety disorder (1). It is no

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