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Autism and Challenging behaviours
Parenting. It’s not for the faint hearted that’s for sure and when it comes to aggressive behaviour in children most of us are at a complete loss as to what to do. Parenting a child with a disability takes you on a whole different rollercoaster with bends and turns that just keep popping up, over and over again. A common concern that many parents of autistic children have is when their child starts experiencing autism rage and autism anger. Read more on the blog....
Teaching emotions to children with autism
Children with autism tend to have a hard time understanding how they feel, how others feel and how to manage emotions. On the blog we go through activitiy ideas to assist in teaching emotional regulation. #kindship #autism #emotions #emotionalregulations #feelings #blog
What is autistic stimming?
Stimming is a repetitive behaviour that occurs when someone may be feeling nervous, frustrated or bored. Autistic stimming is a repetitive body movement/behaviour that self stimulates one or more of the senses in a regulated manner. It assists in calming anxious behaviours and managing overwhelming sensory information. It provides much needed comfort and relief for those who have autism. #kindship #autism #stimming #blog
Toilet training strategies for children with autism.
Autistic children learn differently than that of their neurotypical peers, they interpret and respond to the world around them in their own unique way. Therefore the autism toilet training process may require a more individual approach. The process in general may take a little longer and have a few extra setbacks. Different strategies may need to be thought of and used to assist in making it a stress-free and positive experience. Read more on the kindship blog! #kindship #autism #toileting
Autistic meltdowns and siblings.
Having a sibling with autism however brings a whole new element and can be quite an overwhelming and draining experience for a sibling at times. Dealing with autism anger and autism meltdowns can be confusing for parents let alone siblings so it's important to keep communication open as soon as they are at an age to understand. We have some tips to share on the Encircle blog... #kindship #siblings #autism #meltdown
Autism and masking
Alot of children on the spectrum engage in masking behaviours, meaning they mask their true self in order to 'fit in'. This is exhausting and often results in exhaustion and challenging behaviours after. See what our community has to say... #kindship #autism #autisticmasking #autismgirls
Different types of Autism
Aspergers, High functioning, Levels, Spectrum....What does it all mean? Are there different types of autism? #kindship #blog #autism #aspergers #highfunctioning #disability
Examples of delayed social development
For most children social development occurs through the natural progression of the different elements of play. Usually by 4 children will be interested in making friends, begin to initiate play, enjoy being involved in group activities and are well on their way to learning the social etiquettes of play. But for a lot of children, especially those that are neurodiverse this simply isn’t the case. 6 examples of delayed social development on the blog... #kindship #blog #socialskills #asd
What is associative play?
Delayed social skills can sometimes be confused with a child simply being a little shyer and more reserved. So, when do those ‘delayed social skills’ warning alerts need to be taken seriously and what do you look for? By around 3 years of age children begin to start to engage in associative play. But what is associative play? #kindship #associativeplay #socialskills #autism
Examples of delayed receptive language skills
Children can understand language (receptive language) before they produce it (expressive language). What does delayed receptive langauge skills look like? Head to the Encircle blog... #kindship #receptivelangaugeskills #language #autism #blog