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  • Autism Meltdown Symptoms And Coping Techniques In Adults
    April 19, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    Autism Meltdown Symptoms And Coping Techniques In Adults

    If a person with autism becomes so overwhelmed that they cannot control their behaviour, this response is known as a meltdown. A meltdown can be presented in different ways – verbally or physically. For example, a person might shout and cry or they might lash out, kicking or biting. It’s important to recognise that an autism meltdown is not intentional bad behaviour.
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    March 15, 2024 SpecialKids .Company

    How to avoid sensory overload and overstimulation in children with autism

    Children with autism often have sensory needs that can have a huge impact on their day-to-day life. Certain smells, sights, textures and sounds can be overwhelming and cause stress, worry and anxiety. When this happens, a child can experience sensory overload and be overstimulated. In this blog, SpecialKids Company will list suggestions for you to help you to avoid this for your child.
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  • Tips For Decorating an Autism Friendly Christmas Tree
    November 20, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Tips For Decorating an Autism Friendly Christmas Tree

    Christmas can be overwhelming for children with autism. There can be a lot of changes to routine and a lot of things that can be hard for children with sensory processing difficulties, such as bright lights, loud music and different smells. A Christmas tree is a traditional part of many families' Christmas. For those whose children can tolerate having a Christmas tree in their house, here are some tips that you might find helpful for decorating it.
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  • Tips on Getting Kids with Autism to Try Colourful Foods
    August 10, 2023 SpecialKids .Company

    Tips on Getting Kids with Autism to Try Colourful Foods

    Sensory processing issues have a lot to do with this because colours, textures, smells and tastes can be extremely overwhelming for autistic children and can have a huge impact on how they feel. A lot of colourful foods, such as fruit and vegetables, can change in taste depending on the season and this can be problematic for children who like routine and predictability. In this blog, we will provide you with some suggestions of things that you can try to encourage your child to try colourful foods.
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