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Autism Support in UAE

Early Intervention: Shaping an Autistic Child’s Experiences

In recent years, the chances of an autistic child being born have risen dramatically. The effort made by specialists, families affected by ASD and healthcare workers have garnered the attention this neurological disorder demands. For children, these early years are a period of substantial brain development with the critical ability for learning and growth. It […]

The Post-Lockdown Return of the Autistic Child to School

Schools have changed a lot in the past few months in light of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). And, as a result, our students need to learn new rules and routines before they continue with academia. With schools slowly re-opening, it is much more important that you teach and practice the current rules and routines to […]

Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Autism Diagnoses

Dr Heidi Feldman, a professor of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, had stated, “We don’t know what the impact of one year of very restricted social interaction is going to be on children.” Through various autism diagnoses, we understand that anything can be a trigger for an autistic child. A […]

Autism Therapy: Oxytocin as Possible Drug Treatment for ASD

We have yet to understand the biological causes behind Autism Spectrum Disorder. Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE, has gathered information for the optimum autism treatment in UAE. According to our research, the social deficits associated with ASD is theorized to be the result of an imbalance in the system that regulates oxytocin in […]

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 […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Extreme Male Brain Theory

The founder of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, UK was professor Baron-Cohen who gave the theory on one of the autistic’s characteristics; namely the “extreme male brain theory”. Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE reviews the male brain theory in detail, and since details about ASD are crucial for optimized autism therapy in UAE […]

Parental Age and the Autistic Child: Affecting Autism Diagnoses

Parental age has been linked with autism diagnoses via many research studies, and Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE plays its part in spreading awareness and knowledge to the parents and caregivers for better understanding of this disorder. In the epidemiology of autism, it has been one of the most consistent conclusions that the […]

Roots of Sensory Issues Tied to Autism Spectrum Disorder Genes

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition, and little is known about its neurobiology. Much of autism research has focused on the social, communicative and cognitive difficulties associated with the condition. However, the recent revision of the diagnostic criteria for ASD has brought another key domain of autistic experience into focus: “sensory processing”. […]