Today we are diving into the world of Asperger’s with none other than Professor Tony Attwood. We delve into how our understanding of autism has changed over the years, what autism actually is, how you can celebrate Asperger’s, managing your child’s ‘challenging behaviour’, supporting your child through anxiety and depression ….and SO MUCH MORE! Tony … Read more
Do kids with autism benefit from homework? Is it really doing them any favours? In many cases it just adds to the after-school stress and meltdowns. We think it’s better to ditch the homework and replace it with more time to relax, connect, move and play. When we’re able to deliver this, children begin to thrive.
Essential oils can be used as a therapeutic sensory tool to promote self-regulation. When we breath in an aroma, this sensory information is sent straight to the limbic system of the brain – this is our our emotional switchboard. This may be why smells are so successful at influencing emotions….. and therefore behaviour.
Children with autism often experience very high stress levels which can lead to problem behaviours and a decline in their physical and emotional health. Dr Terry Hamlin discusses a revolutionary empowering approach which can be used on the most complex cases of autism, yet the approach itself is quite simple in nature. It focuses on a lifestyle approach.
Holly Bridges, author of ‘Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism’ and founder of Autism Reframe Technique (A.R.T), shares her new and optimistic approach to working with children on the spectrum. Her method is founded on the advances in neuroscience and our understanding of mind-body connections. A.R.T seeks to change the narrative: from one of ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘how to grow and thrive’. Rather than working from a ‘brain deficit’ model of autism Holly starts from the premise that every student can upgrade their mind/body connection, if they are given the right tools and are treated respectfully, positively, and creatively.
Today I chat to the ladies from My Diffability Australia who discuss a range of resources which may support children with; anxiety, difficulties with self-regulation, speech or language delay, sensory challenges and those who do not cope well with transitions. They also share their most popular items to help children on the autism spectrum! If you are uncertain on which products may best help your child, tune in! This podcast is sure to point you in the right direction.