Below is a short list of questions you could ask yourself if you are considering an autism evaluation for your child. This list is called the “Early Intervention Procedures” and was outlined and published by Autism Speaks. Does your toddler show any of the following signs? *No babbling by 12 months *No back and forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or … [Read more...] about Does Your Child Need Early Intervention?
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Education is a major component of any well-planned family-based intervention strategy. Not only do family members learn more about the biological aspects of the individual's dependency, physical illness or mental disorder, they learn what they can do to reduce stress and provide a supportive environment. Another essential step in the intervention process is helping family … [Read more...] about Family Intervention Strategies
For families experiencing extreme stress relative to behavior issues, behavioral family intervention offers a long-term, therapeutic approach. Many parent training programs offered through social service agencies, educational programs and private counselors utilize aspects of behavioral family intervention to treat everything from severely disruptive behavior to mental health … [Read more...] about What Is Behavioral Family Intervention?
If you are addicted to alcohol and are pregnant, you must take serious measures to stop drinking. When you drink, so does your baby. No amount of alcohol is safe for your baby and can lead to serious complications. If you have been trying to stop drinking, your pregnancy can serve as the extra motivation you need. Effects of Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy Not only can … [Read more...] about Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy
Autism and Dyspraxia What is dyspraxia? (I am no expert. This is info that I read recently and want to share what I think I learned.) Dyspraxia is also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or developmental dyspraxia. It is a chronic neurological disorder that typically begins in childhood. It can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a … [Read more...] about Autism and Dyspraxia