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SPD And Autism

SPD And Autism

Anyone know how typical it is for children diagnosed at a young age with sensory processing disorder to end up with an autism diagnosis in the future?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My daughter was originally DX'd with MERLD. She got the ASD later. It happens but I don't know how often..

posted 3 days ago

Choosing: Kiddo Struggles With It, And I’m Exhausted.

Choosing: Kiddo Struggles With It, And I’m Exhausted.

I read about interesting research that suggests that autistic brains activate in different ways in choice scenarios, and that it’s linked to anxiety. I get it, and I try to support and coach kiddo with it every day.

But he leans on me A LOT to make choices all day. Typically it takes the form of “which toy should I play with?” Or “Which toy cars will compete in my race?” I estimate it must be at least 100 times a day. I’m so burnt out. If I try to help him make… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

How about writing all the toys’ names down and drawing a lottery? Making it into not only a game but also a chance to read.

posted 8 days ago

Stimulus Package: Did It Affect IDEA?

Stimulus Package: Did It Affect IDEA?

Hi fam, everyone is talking about aid checks, and I get it, but does anyone know what happened with the proposed changes to IDEA?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I saw a comment today that US Secretary of Education DeVos thinks accomodation for disabilities is not needed for online education planning and… read more

posted 12 days ago

Any Suggestions

Any Suggestions

my son is nonverbal and I try to keep him occupied by doing sensory and puzzles handwriting he becomes very impatient and very frustrated due to the quarantine situation is there any suggestion he seems to understand very little of what's going on also do anybody have any suggestion in food-wise he seems to like any food but he's been not wanting to eat lately

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Cooking is a spectacular way to teach math and reading skills as well.

posted 4 days ago

Help: Resilience And Regulation.

Help: Resilience And Regulation.

OMG, the challenge of teaching resilience and emotional regulation. My kiddo gets so upset, and it’s like a runaway train. I try to model calm proactively and reactively, but it doesn’t seem to stop the torrent of emotion when he’s frustrated, angry or even happy. The highs and lows are so extreme.

My guy also has communication challenges, so explaining things is not working. I tried apps and social stories, too.

Anybody else deal with this challenge? What has helped you?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

https://mindfulpowersforkids.com/

I use this at first sign of ramp up and helps sometimes

posted 14 days ago

Are There Therapies For My Son On Lumberton- Beaumont TX Area.

Are There Therapies For My Son On Lumberton- Beaumont TX Area.

I am about to move to Lumberton-Beaumont TX Area. I want to know what kind of help and therapies are around there, where to go and if Lumberton School district will provide help to my son that have Autism.

Since COVID-19 Has Stopped Face-to-face Peer Social Groups, Does Anyone Know Of Any Online Therapist Led Ones?

Since COVID-19 Has Stopped Face-to-face Peer Social Groups, Does Anyone Know Of Any Online Therapist Led Ones?

Our son was recently diagnosed, all intakes for therapies have been put on hold until our states social distancing have been lifted. I am looking for an online therapy group that our 12 year old could join, for weekly scheduled Zoom, Facebook or Other Website Meetings. One where he can practice his social skills, interact with other Level 1 Autism Children around his age and not feel so isolated during… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks DJkids!

posted 18 days ago

How Do You Teach Cause And Effect?

How Do You Teach Cause And Effect?

One very common struggle we have straddles behavior and communication challenges. Kiddo does something naughty (gets angry and throws his toy). I respond by taking toy away. Then I see if he understands what’s happening. “What happened?” I ask.

Kiddo: “I can’t have the toy. You put it away.” He says,

Me: “Right. Because you threw it. Why did you throw it?”

Kiddo: “Because it’s naughty.”

So he’s mixing up the reason for the problem behavior (frustration, anger) for a description… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Change your descriptors. "You felt angry,and you threw (toy) now I have to put it away so no one gets hurt." This gives the chain of events.for him to… read more

posted 4 days ago

What Do You Do When Your 5 Year Old Son Runs Off? How Do You Avoid It And What Should The Consequences Be?

What Do You Do When Your 5 Year Old Son Runs Off? How Do You Avoid It And What Should The Consequences Be?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son runs off to the street when he gets out of the car. He doesnt even bother looking. I keep and keep telling him that he needs to look both ways… read more

posted 24 days ago

How Do You Handle “echolalic Invitations”?

How Do You Handle “echolalic Invitations”?

Does anyone else’s Kiddo like to do call-and-response like all damn day? Mine gets fixated on a show line, song lyric, or book, and say something like, “Do you like green eggs and ham?” Expecting you to give him the next line. It’s fun, and I engage to keep the exchange and encourage his speech. But after the 5th time in one sitting, I am spent.

My husband will just keep filling in the blank, infinitely. I have an issue with this, because it means Kiddo will expect me to… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Ahh yes we go thew this , ive had some success with answering “great question ask me another” Or writing down the answer for them

posted 15 days ago
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