Does Weather Affect Autistic Behaviors?

Have you noticed that there are times where the weather gets bad outside, and you notice an increase in problematic autistic behaviors in your child? This is not just your imagination. There are many reasons for this. Researchers have long-known that a correlation exists between increased autistic behavior and low pressure systems which usually result…

Autism Awareness is Important! Contact Your Legislators!

Autism Awareness is Important!  Contact Your legislators! April, which is Autism Awareness Month, is almost upon us!   As a practice comprised of pediatric therapists who evaluate and treat many children on the autism spectrum, Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas is grateful for national recognition of this developmental disability. It is important that our…

April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month! When you think about the many syndromes, disorders and illnesses that can impact an individual, you begin to appreciate the accomplishment of having this level of focus placed on autism spectrum disorders (ASD).   Autism has garnered this recognition and support because of the incredible hard work and advocacy of families…

Keyboarding or Handwriting

What is the Answer for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? By: Roxanne Thompson, OTR Children with autism spectrum disorders have many great thoughts and ideas to share with the world they live in. Giving them a method of sharing their written ideas is an important challenge we face as therapist, educators, and parents. How do…