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How Tech Can Help Your Child With Autism ‘Speak’

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  A lack of speech is one of the biggest anxieties parents have about children with autism. In some cases, when a child is struggling to develop verbal skills, help comes in the form of technology. Speech-generating devices have long been available for children with autism, and the era of tablets … Read More

5 Ways Family Can Get Involved in Autism Care

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  For parents raising a child with autism, an offer of help from a grandparent, aunt, uncle or other family member means a lot. The good news for families: If you want to help, you can. Whether you live nearby or far away, there are ways for extended family members to … Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Child With Autism Make Friends

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  Making new friends can be challenging for any child. There’s always a bit of anxiety in approaching people, introducing yourself and building a new relationship. Now imagine trying to make friends when you have a tough time reading social cues: figures of speech, body language, hand gestures and facial expressions. … Read More

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If Your Child Has Autism, Perception Matters

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  Imagine I’m having a light-hearted conversation with a friend who says something silly. I gently joke, “Your head is full of rocks.” I don’t mean that literally. If you are a neurotypical person, you understand I’m joking. You hear it in my tone of voice and see it in my … Read More

How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Children With Autism

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  Aggression toward a sibling or classmate. Self injury. Wandering off without warning. Many children with autism exhibit these challenging behaviors. When they do, parents get frightened — understandably. We see it frequently in the children and parents we work with, and we take such behavior very seriously. Anxious parents want … Read More