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The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) for Autism

The SCD diet for autism allows no grains, no dairy products, no legumes, and no food additives or other contaminants that can lead to intestinal inflammation.

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Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet for Autism

A GFCF diet for autism has been popular since Reichelt’s discovery. Like other autism therapies, a gluten-free casein-free diet won’t result in a complete recovery by itself.

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Biomedical Therapy for Autism

Biomedical therapy for autistic children is an approach that combines the science of biochemistry with the practice of traditional medicine.

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Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for Autism

The PECS program as created and designed has been a successful therapy for many autistic children. PECS needs a little tweaking to work best.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems for Autism

Augmentative and alternative communication is a basic language classification. Alternative communication methods teach a child to interact both visually and symbolically.

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Sign Language for Autistic Children

A simple sign language for children with autism and other developmental or cognitive impairments uses keywords and concepts taken from American Sign Language (ASL).

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The Son-Rise Program for Autism

The Son-Rise Program is a child-centered therapy for autism that uses a compassionate, non-invasive model. It is both a treatment and an education model.

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DIR/Floortime Therapy for Autism

The developmental therapy DIR/Floortime (Developmental Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based Floortime model) uses a parent-child relationship to entice autistic children out of their private worlds and into an environment where they desire to interact with others.

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Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) for Autism

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) has been successful at removing the obstacles affecting the quality of life for autistic children.

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Behavior Therapy for Autistic Children

When an autistic child’s behavior turns disruptive, interferes with learning, or current therapies are not working, it might be time to pursue a behavior specialist.

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Play Therapy for Autistic Children

During play therapy, both verbal and nonverbal autistic children communicate well. Therapeutic play differs from regular play. The process also involves the parents, who learn how to use the techniques at home.

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Physical Therapy for Autistic Children

While most autistic children do not need physical therapy, the Autism Society states that about 30% have a moderate to severe loss of muscle tone, and would greatly benefit from treatment.

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Social Skills Training for Autism

Individuals with autism benefit from social skills training and therapies, and do exceptionally well when self-motivated to improve. Like all behavior analysis programs, a social skills teacher begins with observation and assessment.

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Occupational Therapy for Autism

Occupational therapy seeks to empower individuals so that they can participate in everyday occupations. The term “occupation" refers to any activity that occupies a person’s time.

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Speech-Language Therapy for Autistic Children

Speech and language therapy goes beyond articulation and seeks to teach autistic children that communicating is a worthwhile activity. The benefits that come from better communication will help a child in all areas of his life.

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism

Applied behavior analysis is a popular autism treatment. Looking at the basic characteristics that make up these programs can help parents of autistic children understand them better.

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Toys for Autistic Kids

Toys for Autistic Children

Do you have an autistic child on your holiday or birthday-gift list? Are you struggling to figure out what type of toy he or she will enjoy? Even parents of autistic children stumble over what to do when it comes to buying toys their child will actually play with.

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Toilet Training

Toilet Training for Autistic Children

Children with autism can learn to use the toilet the same as any other child through proper training. Developmental delay increases the challenge. Be patient and don’t stress about it.

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