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The impact of successful parent and teacher relationships on autistic children

How successful parent and teacher relationships impact children with autism and how to ensure the relationship is effective, from a parent and teacher perspective. Parent PerspectiveWritten by Harshita Patel, parent and author of ‘Autism in the City’   It’s Good to Talk! The moment a child with special needs comes Read more…

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Emotional regulation: Teaching autistic children to recognise and respond to their emotion

Emotional regulation is a key area of development.  Being able to regulate emotions means being able to effectively identify and respond to an emotional experience. For children with autism, understanding their emotion and knowing how to appropriately respond to help themselves regulate, can be very challenging. This, therefore, needs to be Read more…

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Why the choice of language you use to communicate with an autistic child is so important

Each child with a diagnosis of autism will have varying abilities with language and communication. If you know more than one child with autism, you will know that their communication and language abilities and features will be very different. It is important to understand the difference between expressive and receptive Read more…

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Engaging winter learning activities and resources for autistic children!

You will have probably noticed that children with autism can find attending to and concentrating during activities that they are not particularly interested in, very challenging! With developmental delay in the areas of joint attention, language, communication and social skills being core features of the diagnostic criteria for Autistic Spectrum Read more…

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Help autistic children manage changes leading up to Christmas – Here’s a free countdown calendar!

The Christmas season can sometimes be a very challenging time of the year for autistic children. There are all sorts of unpredictable changes to usual daily life in the lead up to Christmas and the school holidays such as: changes to the environment at home, school and in the community Read more…