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The Role of Vitamin D Supplementation in Autism Treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorder continues to be an important public health concern as the quest for more effective treatments continues. Specialists have yet to understand the single exact reason for autism, since it’s agreed to be born from a mélange of various elements. This disability cannot be entirely avoided, nor is there a discovered cure. However, […]

Diagnoses of Autism: Role of the Female Protective Effect

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has historically been diagnosed more frequently in males as compared to females. This has been documented extensively in both epidemiological and genetic studies. By way of understanding this stark difference in diagnoses of autism, we at Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE had found that four times as many boys […]

Genetic Link between Diagnoses of Autism and Tourette Syndrome

Through our research on diagnoses of autism at Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE, we see that the genetic variants that contribute to autism can also be seen in Tourette syndrome and ADHD. What is Tourette Syndrome Tourette syndrome (also called Tourette’s syndrome, and shortened as Tourette’s or TS) is a condition that can […]

Link between Anti-Depressants and ASD during Pregnancy

Specialists have yet to understand the single exact cause of ASD, and why autism diagnoses seem to be on the rise. According to our research at Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE, Autism Spectrum Disorder- one can say- is the resultant of a mélange of factors. Medical professionals believe that genetics is one of […]

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Learning for the Autistic Child

One can say that school is a storm of challenges for children on the spectrum, as the autistic child may have various sensory issues, which could be triggered by anything on campus. However, it also provides the best environment for enhancing behavioural and social skills. Recently, virtual learning has impacted many families and educators, especially […]

How We Can Aid an Autistic Child to Forge a Friendship

According to research carried out by our team at Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE, an autistic child will have trouble speaking, make strange sounds or not talk at all. Common autism diagnosis shows that infants and toddlers are less likely to pay attention to social stimuli, smile and look at others less often, […]

Preparing the Autistic Child for their New Sibling

Introducing a new member to the family always entails a mix of emotions. Children might find it difficult to adjust to sudden changes and adjustments in their daily routine, especially in the case of an autistic child. Based on the child’s functioning level and the unique traits associated with his or her Autism Spectrum Disorder […]

Autism Diagnosis: Serotonin in the Autistic Child and Adult

There are many important functions of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the body: it is responsible for our mood, sleep and appetite, as well as our social abilities. Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE has gathered information regarding the link between serotonin and Autism Spectrum Disorder. One of the first biomarkers of ASD to be identified […]

Treating the Autistic Child and Adult with Antidepressants

ASD is a condition that is known to cause problems in social interactions, affect communication, and is responsible for repetitive behavioral patterns. Not only this, but ASD is responsible for causing many psychiatric issues as well, including mood disorders like depression and anxiety. We at Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE have gone through an […]

The Autistic Child and the Predictive Coding Theory on ASD

Have you ever considered how our brain automatically picks what is worthy of our attention and what to ignore? Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE understands that, for children of determination, this can be quite a challenge because predicting is a voluntary act for an autistic child. How does the brain distinguish between the […]