In 1996, when Landon was diagnosed at age 2 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, his parents were unsure of what the future may bring. They stuck together, firmly believing that they were going to fight and work hard to give him a fulfilling life. They moved to North Carolina due to the services the state had… Continue reading Abound Health’s Newsletter Article Featuring Landon
In the Kitchen with Landon
We've entered and explored a few rooms of topics. There is more information located on the web on Autism that is already covered. Put any topic or situation in the search engine and you will certainly find just about anything. Social Media is also perfect for discussing topics and solutions for your child. This is… Continue reading In the Kitchen with Landon
Pandemic and Autism
Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted any thing new about Autism since August 2019. Well, as I'm writing this we are dealing with a very serious issue that has affected the world. First I will share how Landon has been handling this situation. In the beginning of March not so well, now it's April… Continue reading Pandemic and Autism
Autism Behavior Intervention strategies for Parents
This blog will deal with how to find behavior intervention strategies for these other common behavior issues. Social Issues-I'm an introvert so this is even tough but relatable for me. Begin with acceptance. Autistic children don't understand social norms. They have to be taught how to respond in a given situation like saying, "Hi" or… Continue reading Autism Behavior Intervention strategies for Parents
Exploring the Scary Room of Behaviors
My last blog I listed many types of behavior problems with Special Needs Individuals. Here is the list for reference: Self Injurious/Self Harm, Social Issues, Repetitive Motions and Obsessions, Aggression, Noise Sensitivity, Melt Downs/Tantrums, Sensory Issues, Sleeping Issues, Physical Challenging Behavior (biting, spitting, hitting, hair pulling), Pica (eating or mouthing non-edible items), Destruction and smearing.… Continue reading Exploring the Scary Room of Behaviors
Entering the Scary Room of Behaviors
Challenging Behavior Problems-This topic is not easy to understand or to correct. There is not one solution that will work for every individual since they are all unique. With being new to this-I know this is scary and it is scary. I'm not going to sugar coat it in any way. It is hard to… Continue reading Entering the Scary Room of Behaviors
Entering the Room of Autism Communication Strategies
Each day as you are learning to develop daily routine charts for your child, there is also something else needed for you to work on and that is communication. It's what we do every day from the moment we wake up until we go to bed. There are many ways to communicate besides talking. When… Continue reading Entering the Room of Autism Communication Strategies
Exploring the Room of Communication Strategies. How to converse with your child.
How to converse with your child? You're probably thinking-well, I speak with my child every day. But are you speaking to them the way they understand? Is your child responding? Though I have a blog on how Communication Boards are effective, unfortunately they are not easy to use in having daily conversations. Yes, there is… Continue reading Exploring the Room of Communication Strategies. How to converse with your child.
Opening the Second Door-I’ve got a diagnosis of Autism now what do I do?
We are going to open the second door in our home. Your medical professional just gave their official diagnosis of Autism and you don't know where to begin. Hopefully, your medical professional suggested placing your child in early intervention and how to begin the process. What I suggest you do at home is start developing… Continue reading Opening the Second Door-I’ve got a diagnosis of Autism now what do I do?
Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Is there a cure for Autism? There is no known cure for autism spectrum disorder. Some medicines can help with related symptoms. What are the best treatment options? According to Autism Speaks there are behavioral treatments and interventions. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Floortime Occupational Therapy (OT) Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)… Continue reading Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder