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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 Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the Many Benefits of Physical Exercise

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical deficits Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) points to several neurodevelopmental shortcomings, which may cause deficits in an individual’s motor activities. According to a study published in 2015 by Memari et al, whereby 83 children from the ages of 6 to 15 with autism spectrum disorder diagnoses were investigated, only 12% of […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Further Developments in Relevant Research

What do we know at present? Exhaustive research has proven that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of neurodevelopmental conditions affecting social, intellectual, communicative, emotional, and cognitive development, with varying levels of intensity. It can manifest differently for everyone. While the cause is still unclear, scientists have reason to believe that it is the result of […]

The Heritability of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Can Autism be Inherited?

What is Heritability? Definition Essentially, heritability is an estimate of the contribution of genetic factors towards a particular trait – be it external (for example, height, hair color, complexion, etc.) or internal (such as intelligence) – or a specific disorder, like autism spectrum disorders or ADHD. Scientifically, it is defined as a statistical concept represented […]