autism

2 years +

Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe people with a characteristic pattern of psychiatric dysfunction, primarily involving deficits in language and social functioning. Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder and autism were previously treated as separate disorders, but are now considered together as “ASD.” This updated nomenclature does not change the fact that there is an extremely broad spectrum of severity in ASD and a wide variety of long term outcomes.

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    Food for Positive Mental Health

    Food for positive mental health. For sensitive kids there are also certain things that should be limited or eliminated from the diet if you want to improve mental health. Sugar, artificial colour and flavours, dyes, preservatives, salicylates and allergens may all contribute to poor mental health. Consult a health care practitioner to discuss whether food intolerances or certain chemicals may be contributing to negative mood in your child. Supplementation of the above nutrients may also be necessary. Your health care practitioner can discuss appropriate dosing depending on the child’s age and size.

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    Catch the Good! A Different Approach to Managing Autism Behaviour

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    Treating Behavioural Issues Without Medication (Part 2)

    Treat some Behavioural Issues without using Medication - Part Two

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