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Autism

Browse tips by speech therapists and autism parents on autism signs, therapies, causes, speech development, stimming, and food aversions.

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My Chat w/Mitja Mavsar, Co-Founder of Speech Blubs

Speech Blubs caught my attention, and my young son’s because instead of abstract graphics or images the program featured real children modeling speech. I thought…

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Turn Autism Around Podcast: The Speech Blubs App for Autism

This podcast was created and published by Mary Barbera. Mary: You’re listening to the Turn Autism Around podcast episode number one hundred and two, I’m your…

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How to Nurture Play Skills in Children with Autism

When your child receives a diagnosis, it’s important to learn how to play with an autistic child. Ask a play therapist how to make playtime…

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Creative & Imaginative Play Activities for Autistic Kids that Improve Speech

Canadian non-profit organization The Hanen Centre says that pretend play has positive results on autistic kids’ speech. To learn more about autism, check out Speech…

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What Does an Autistic Person Look Like?

Every autistic person is different, maybe one of them has the disorder, and as the saying goes: “If you have met one autistic person, there…

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An Autistic Filmmaker’s Tale of “Hardship, Perseverance, & Hope”

This is truly one of our favorite podcasts! Award-winning autistic filmmaker Scott Klum recently spoke with Speech Blubs host Jaka Z.! This podcast tells the…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An All-in-One Guide

The term autism is not what it once was. “Autism” originally described a severe set of schizophrenia symptoms in 1911 by a German psychiatrist named…

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5 Management Tips for Oral Stimming

Oral sensitivities are also known as oral stimming.  A child ‘stims’ as a way of regulating emotions or when he or she is under or…

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What is Deep Pressure Therapy for Kids with Autism?

To help alleviate meltdowns and calm children with sensory issues and autism, deep pressure stimulation is used. Deep pressure stimulation is also known as ‘deep…

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5 Tips for Disciplining a Child with Autism

Disciplining a child on the autism spectrum is even more difficult than normal. What you thought you knew about disciplining a child with traditional methods…

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My son was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss in both ears last year, and after his surgery, Speech Blubs is the best app to get him on track with kids his age.

- By Nola and Kory

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Sensory Bottles for Autism : A Simple Guide

Children with autism struggle with processing sensory information around them such as tastes, movement, brightness, smells, and textures.  Sensory bottles provide a calming sensory experience…

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6 Steps To Solve And Change Misbehavior In Children With Autism

Discipling a child with autism takes more patience and a completely different approach. Many children with autism are unable to regulate their emotions and struggle…

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A New Gene Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder!

Is autism a genetic disorder? The purpose of this blog isn’t to cause a debate. Instead, my goal is to provide insight into new research…

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Autism Awareness Month: Spreading the Word

Let’s take a closer look at autism spectrum disorder by: Giving a brief history of the developmental disorder; Defining ASD; Listing the characteristics of ASD;…

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Causes for Autism - Genetics, Toxins and More

Now science believes there is no one single cause to autism. Instead, it’s believed environmental and biological factors influence the development of autism. Although many factors…

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Stimming Behavior and Autism: What it is, Causes And How To Manage It

Stimming is any behavior that involved movements or sounds that are repeated to self-stimulate and soothe.  Most stimming behavior involves activating all five senses for…