Going to the Movies – Toolkit

Movies Going to the movies is a great idea, but sometimes can be challenging. Here are some good tips in making the experience enjoyable for everyone. A Blueprint Jill Hudson and Amy Bixler Coffin, in their book Out and About: Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in Their Communities, offer an easy-to use
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Encouraging better eating habits

As a pediatric feeding specialist, my job includes helping kids become more adventurous eaters by working with registered dietitians, physicians and other team members to ensure a child learns to comfortably try new foods and encouraging better eating habits. One frequent issue in kids with feeding challenges is chronic constipation. Why? Because picky or selective eaters
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Five common myths about choking.

By Melanie Potock   As a pediatric feeding therapist, I often encounter parents with misconceived notions about choking, especially when their children are between 6 months and 4 years old and just learning to eat a variety of solid foods. Below, I list five common myths about choking SLPs can dispel, along with five truths we
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Pokémon GO and autism spectrum disorder

Pokémon GO is all the current rage. And even if you are not an aficionado or think that the game is too childish, or even surprised that it is making a vigorous come back, the concept of GPS-based augmentative reality games are something that could be a promising new intervention for young adults with autism
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Exercise Therapy – From AutsimSpeaks.Org

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Santa Ana, California, has launched a study evaluating the effectiveness of exercise and anxiety in children with autism, with a special focus on helping children in Latino communities and other underserved populations. The center is one of 14 sites in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network(ATN). Funding for the four-year study comes
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