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Autism

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 […]

Improving Autism Support with the Signaling Imbalance Theory

Earlier research tried to explain signaling imbalance as a cause of autism spectrum disorder. However, here at Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE, we thoroughly researched what signaling imbalance is and whether it really is the cause of autism or just a consequence of the brain changes due to autism. Surely, a clearer concept will […]

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 […]

Sleep Problems Encountered by Children with Autism Diagnoses

Sleeping patterns in children are always unpredictable. However, in autistic children, sleeping patterns are quite complicated. Fortunately, Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE finds it necessary to make aware the parents of children with autism diagnoses regarding the problems their child might face at night. Informing about and counseling for the sleeping problems in ASD […]