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…

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Now, with more children being diagnosed with autism, many parents are curious as to the symptoms and characteristics of the disorder.  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-III outlines the diagnostic criteria for autism.  Autism is a brain disorder characterized by impaired social communication and interaction as well as restricted or repetitive behaviors. …