The environmental stimuli that many neurotypical people barely notice can quickly become completely overwhelming — and even physically painful — for many autistic people. How can you help minimize sensory discomfort?
Contact with animals can, research has shown, boost autistic people's overall wellbeing as well as increasing social and language skills. What do you need to know?
The signs of autism are often apparent in early childhood, but many children are not diagnosed until they have celebrated their fourth birthday. What role can screening play in a timely diagnosis?
Roughly a quarter of autistic children are non-verbal or minimally-verbal. Many still learn to speak later on, but for those who don't, there are other options in the form of augmentative and alternative communication.
A combination of genetic and environmental factors most likely need to converge for a person to be born autistic. Here are some of the things that make autism more likely.
What should you do if you suspect your child is autistic, and how do you go from suspicion to diagnosis?
Irritability, a lack of attention, moodiness, and aggression can all be part of bipolar disorder, but also less severe behavioral problems such as conduct or defiant disorder. This is why children need special attention and careful evaluation.
Movement disorders are normal occurrences when it comes to Alzheimer's. This can include problems like standing up or even sitting up in a chair. Here, we will cover why this occurs and what you can do to alleviate these symptoms.
With Alzheimer's Disease, muscle stiffness is a likely manifestation of the disease in the later stages. It is something that can quite burdensome for a patient and their loved ones to cope with but there are some interventions that may help alleviate it.
So, you think your child may be on the autism spectrum? What's next? Who should you talk to about an evaluation and diagnosis?