Children with ASD – Why You Need to Recognise it Early and Get Help

There is a concern among parents that we may be over-diagnosing our children with medical conditions that they do not have. I understand that concern. I, myself, have also raised concerns about the over-diagnosis of ADHD because it seems a convenient diagnosis for normally active children. But as much as we do not want to label our childrenContinue reading “Children with ASD – Why You Need to Recognise it Early and Get Help”

April is Autism Awareness Month – Let’s Light it Up Blue!

April is Autism Awareness Month so let’s take a moment to Light it Up Blue… More on Autism Awareness Month Don’t miss these free apps for Autism Awareness Month (limited time only) Splash Math is going blue for Autism Month – each time you make a purchase on http://www.splashmath.com during 2-9 April 2014, they will donate 50% ofContinue reading “April is Autism Awareness Month – Let’s Light it Up Blue!”

Would You Rather Have an Autistic Child or a Dead Child?

Yes, I know, it’s a little OTT, but that is essentially what it all boils down to, doesn’t it? Autism or Death? Vaccines prevent diseases that can kill. These diseases are deadly. If they don’t kill you, they can certainly cause a lot of suffering – for your child and for you as the parentContinue reading “Would You Rather Have an Autistic Child or a Dead Child?”

Apps: See Me Talk

See Me Talk is an app designed for people who have difficulty communicating effectively. It is based on a picture exchange system developed for people with speech delays to communicate their needs independently and effectively. It was developed by a Special Education Teacher with over 12 years experience, in consultation with Speech Pathologists and parents of childrenContinue reading “Apps: See Me Talk”

Merzenich on Learning Difficulties, Autism and Brain Training

When Aristotle was much younger (younger even than Hercules is now), back before I made it my policy not to freely put up pictures and videos of the boys online, I posted a video of Aristotle arranging some stools in the old baby room of Isetan in KLCC shopping mall. Since he was very young,Continue reading “Merzenich on Learning Difficulties, Autism and Brain Training”