Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be challenging. From helping them grow socially, emotionally and intellectually to understanding their different needs, the responsibility can feel overwhelming.

Parenting Pod provides relatable, practical information written by experts with clinical experience. Here, you will find guidance from psychologists, occupational therapists, and educators with years of expertise so that you can feel better-equipped to manage your child’s unique experience with Autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Guide

  • Medically reviewed by Dr. RY Langham PhD
  • Last Updated: December 24, 2018

Autism symptoms vary from person-to-person, but symptoms may include communication and social interactions problems and behavioral issues. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

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Checklist: Autism Spectrum Disorders Symptoms and Signs

  • Last Updated: May 1, 2019

The following checklist is a tool to help parents, doctors, and mental health practitioners discuss symptoms, behaviors, and needs that might relate to Autism Spectrum Disorder. The checklist was developed

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How ADHD, Anxiety, and Other Disorders can Mask Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Last Updated: May 20, 2019

How do we know if our son has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or maybe both? Where does anxiety fit in? Does this have anything to do with his constipation

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Checklist: A Tool for Parents and Teachers

  • Last Updated: May 1, 2019

Traditional autism checklists focus on broad areas of strengths and needs. The following checklist was developed by Hannah Grieco, an education and disability advocate, as a tool to help teachers and parents

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Self Evaluation Checklist for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Last Updated: May 1, 2019

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a variety of strengths and needs. The following checklist was developed by Hannah Grieco, an education and disability advocate, as a tool to help your

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When Autism Isn’t Typical

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: June 14, 2019

“Your son is such a rude boy!” The assistant principal at my son’s school spoke loudly, her voice piercing through the phone. I found out later that my five-year-old was hiding under her desk, punching

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Diet and Supplements for Autism: Examining the Evidence

  • Last Updated: December 23, 2018

If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, you may have found yourself exploring or including dietary and alternative therapies as part of your child’s treatment plan. Families of children

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9 Ways to Stimulate Social and Emotional Development In Your Child

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 25, 2019

Note: this article was originally written for parents of children with ASD. However, the advice contained is relevant and helpful to parents of ALL children. Marteo Meo and ASD When your child is diagnosed

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How Kids with Autism Think and Learn: A Guide for Parents

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 27, 2019

You may have heard the saying, “If you’ve met one child with autism, you’ve met one child with autism.” This is a popular saying because kids with autism can be so different from one another. In

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The 5 Best Weighted Lap Pads: Reviewed By a Clinical Psycholgist

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 27, 2019

Have you ever wondered why a hug from a loved one can make you feel so good? Isn’t it amazing that a physical squeeze can translate to an emotional sense of calm, peace and happiness? That’s exactly

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