What are the Speech and Language Difficulties faced by Autistic Children? | Speech and Language Therapy

Speech issues in Children

Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD can be defined as a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. The word “spectrum” indicates the wide variation in the range and severity on how people are affected with Autism, and the difficulties they face. As … Read more

The Effect of Colors in Autistic Children | Color Preferences in Children with Autism

Occupational therapy for Autistic children

Many cultures have used colors as a way to heal and to achieve balance in life. According to an old Chinese psychology that was developed 3000 years ago by Feng Shui, colors affect the way we act, our mental activity and our physical appearances. The meaning we draw from colors and the emotions we attach … Read more

What are the Tips for Parenting an Autistic Child? | Helping Your Child with Autism

Parenting Autistic children

Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction and behavior in children. The term “spectrum” refers to a wide-range of symptoms and severity. Each child with Autism has a unique pattern of behavior and different level of severity. Autism can be high, moderate or low. Mild levels of Autism … Read more

The Speech Chain

Speech therapist examining the tongue and throat of a child

Communication takes place between two individuals, one of them is the speaker and the other is the listener. The channel that sends the communication is very important. What does the speaker do? The speaker first decides to say something (intention) to another human being (or to machine). This event takes place in the higher centers … Read more

What is the Relation between Communication, Speech and Language? | Speech and Language Therapy

A child trying to speak

Communication is essential for our day to day activities. It is the major source of information exchange between two persons that enables us to share our views, opinions and ideas. Being communicative helps a person to have good social interaction skills, which is highly necessary for his or her all-round development. Types of Communication When … Read more

What are the therapies offered to Autistic patients? | Therapies of Autism

Autism is a spectrum disorder that exhibits a wide variety of symptoms. Autism Spectrum disorder or ASD is a complex neurological disorder that results in the impairment of language and communication skills hindering social interaction, combining with rigid and repetitive behaviors. A person affected with Autism experiences many difficulties such as behavioral, cognitive, and psychological. … Read more

Communication Difficulties in Children | What Results in Communication Problems and How are they Treated?

Communication is the exchange of information between people through speaking, reading, writing and also gestures and facial expressions. Communication difficulties may arise due to delayed development, autism, hearing loss, cognitive deficits, syndromes, cerebral palsy, stammering,articulation disorders, learning difficulties and others. Articulation disorders We can see that most of the children learn to say the different … Read more

Parenting Styles | Child Psychology

A baby’s brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form by the fifth week of pregnancy. By the eighteenth week the nerve endings of a baby’s brain “hook up” to the ears, and she may hear the mother’s heart beating, and may even be startled (feeling or sudden shock or alarm) by loud … Read more

The Early Years: Emotional and mental health is a concern for kids below five years

According to a study, approximately 9.5-14.2 per cent of children are experiencing emotional, relational or behavioral disturbances from birth to five years of age. It is a widely known fact that young children who live in families dealing with parental loss, exposure to trauma, substance abuse,addiction, or mental illness are at high risk of developing … Read more

Integrated Yoga Therapy for teaching Toothbrushing skills | Children with ASD

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit poor oral health due to lack of manual dexterity. Regular training methods such as visual pedagogy and video modeling (VM) for developing the skill of toothbrushing do not address the core deficits which facilitate their effective and quick learning. Hence, there arises the need of an integrated therapy … Read more