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Get Your Smile On! Dental Care and Autism Spectrum Disorder Brought to you by:  Byte

Get Your Smile On! Dental Care and Autism Spectrum Disorder Brought to you by:  Byte

Dental Care for Children With Autism Children with autism are likely to suffer many more oral health problems than children without autism. Parents and caregivers can do several things to make oral hygiene and dental visits easier for their autistic kids. Implementing behavioral techniques, using autism-friendly dental products, and seeking out dental professionals with specialized …

Benefits of Play Therapy

Benefits of Play Therapy

In our early childhood center, we have children who range in age from 3-7 years old. To have meaningful sessions with children, play therapy is an effective technique. This is because play is a core component for child development. According to Lynne Kenney and Rebecca Comizio, play is crucial to the child’s cognitive development, motor …

A Graceful Connection: Social Emotional Learning

A Graceful Connection: Social Emotional Learning

What is Social Emotional Learning? What does it look like? These questions are commonly asked by parents, yet they are commonly demonstrated by students daily by their interactions and interpersonal relationships established in the classroom with their instructors and peers. According to the ‘Committee for Children,’ Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is, “the process of developing …

Pragmatics

Pragmatics

One of the biggest concerns for teens with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is their social communication skills. As students become older, the focus of their speech therapy starts to stray away from the academic side and focuses more on the social aspects of communication. For example, how to initiate, continue and end a …