Friday, May 26, 2017

Keeping Your Autistic Children Safe

Keep your eyes on your kids at all times, make sure they don't get too far from you.

There’s nothing more reassuring for parents than having their children happy. Seeing them play and enjoy being themselves, comfortable enough to do what they like the most. Autistic children are in essence no different than their peers, but certain details come from the nature of their disorder that every parent is aware of but should always have in mind.
These details are the main reason why parents should be extra careful with their children, and safety measures become more important than ever. This is not to say that you’ll be in a panic every time you go out with your children, you just have to take their disorder into consideration and protect them accordingly.
First and foremost, communication is everything, and it doesn’t limit to warning your children before going out. You need to communicate and include every person your kids interact with on a daily basis.
Establish a plan for the safety of your kids, make preparations for the activities they will be doing and include the places where your children will be. From the moment they leave the house until their return, be aware of what your kids are doing in case you’re not with them.
Give your kids an identification card with all possible numbers of contact. This could come in handy if you lose your children and a strange person finds them. Elaborate a short paragraph explaining the disorder, and have your kids carry it wherever they go. Also, make sure the authorities know about your children; ask them for safety advice if you need some guidance from experts.
You are responsible for the safety of your children, keep that in mind at all times, and you’ll assure the protection of your loved ones. Autism Soccer is a growing non-profit organization that’s been working with special needs children. With their support, your children will be safer than ever.
Your top priority must be having your kids away from any possible threat.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stuttering: A Disturbance in Communication

This speech disorder causes children to have difficulty communicating with others.

For children, just the fact of growing up and dealing with life each day can be somewhat challenging. They find fun in every little thing they do, but the hardships affect them as much as any strong, happy experience. Children have very sophisticated minds; this is why it’s so important for parents to teach kids the basis for their future development.
The complexity of their minds can be seen in cases of children with disabilities or disorders. There is a certain disorder that affects the way children communicate by changing their flow of speech. Stuttering is no joke; this disorder causes children a, prolongation of words or an abnormal and sudden stop of talking.
This communication disorder is more common than it seems, as 1% of the world’s population stutter. The causes of this disorder are related to the genetics, developmental delays, and the notable difference in their language processing in different areas of the brain. This goes to the extent of causing problems with the way the brain works, affecting the muscles that allow the process of speaking.
Stuttering is a gap in communication that children must fight with, and luckily for them, it can be treated with the help of speech therapy. At home, there are also many ways to support children who stutter by encouraging them to practice their communication, but as a parent, finding a speech pathologist is necessary to cure this disorder correctly.
Parents need to give their children the opportunity to communicate freely, and without interruptions, this is the best stimuli they can have from you. We know raising children with special needs is not an easy task, but with patience and perseverance, things will go just fine. Autism Soccer offers lessons to children with many different disorders and helps them grow in an environment that suits them perfectly. If you want your kids to excel in their communication while learning sports, contact them!
Stuttering can be treated with continuous communicational training. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder is a condition that affects the way children interact with their parents.

Powerful as they might seem, children in their early years are as fragile as a baby regarding emotional growth and their need of parent’s attention. They are very sensitive and strong emotions can affect them more than you think. As parents, it’s okay to make a mistake and get stressed when raising children, but you should never do them harm, they don’t deserve it.

Things are even worse when they don’t get enough affection from their parents, which further damages children and causes them to become distant, doubtful and silent towards a new family with good intentions. Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a very severe disorder that can affect children in the way they interact with others in a social environment.

Children with RAD have a distorted way of interpreting relationships that may cause them difficulties in the future. This disorder doesn’t have enough coverage, and there’s not much clarity about the aftermath it has in the later life.

This disorder has a set of symptoms that go with children being withdrawn, emotionless, who show no interest or capability to interact with peers. RAD is very rare as most of its symptoms also show in children with another type of disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The only treatment known to work correctly is based on increasing the sensitivity of the caregiver to establish active connections with the children to change their perception of empathy.

Reactive attachment disorder can become a serious problem for your children in their future interactions and social engagement. The risk of depression in children with this disorder is also a possibility to consider, making RAD a grave concern for parents. If you want your children to improve, you need to show them how much love you can give. Autism Soccer is one of the best places for special needs children, put your trust in their hands, contact them and give your loved one the chance to heal.
The best treatment for this disorder is giving the children an environment filled with love and caring.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

5 Misconceptions about ADHD in Children

ADHD is often confused with rebellious attitudes in children.

There are many disorders that children suffer from in their early stages of growth, the Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of those. This chronic condition includes a combination of symptoms, such as attention difficulties, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. This disorder is well understood today, but it still raises doubts among parents and people in general. The truth is that there are many misconceptions related to this disorder, which causes its stigmatization.

Here’s a list of 5 misconceptions people still have related to ADHD in children:

  1. ADHD is more likely to occur in boys. False. The Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can happen to both boys and girls. This misconception arises due to the number of adult men with the disorder, making girls under-diagnosed.
  2. Having ADHD means being hyperactive. This disorder is not only about hyperactive behavior in children; in most of the cases, they also show this attitude, that why it's understandable that people make the wrong assumptions. Most children are just inattentive and just lack attention.
  3. Bad parenting causes ADHD in children. The causes of ADHD or mental disorders like ASD are difficult to identify. There are many factors to take into consideration that can’t be limited to emotional neglecting or lack of parenting. Each case differs from one to another, so there’s no way to be sure of this.
  4. Sugar and food coloring trigger ADHD. It is true that sugar and food coloring trigger certain behavior in children, but it is in no way related to causing ADHD. Also, avoiding sugar in children with ADHD is not a treatment/cure for this disorder. See a professional on the matter before taking or adding certain foods to their diet.
  5. Hyperactive children are likely to have ADHD. All children are very energetic; this doesn’t mean they have any condition whatsoever. To determine the possibility of ADHD in children more conditions must be present; therefore, a diagnosis could tell whether or not the child has this disorder.

ADHD creates complications and affects the performance of children in general. The bright side is that this disorder has a treatment and the symptoms lessen with age.  Sadly, there are cases where this deficit disorder doesn’t fade and stays with the children. If your kids are struggling to fit in school because of ADHD, the best thing you could do is get assistance from experts to help you out. Autism Soccer offers soccer lessons for children with special needs, contact them to help your loved ones starting today!
Children with ADHD have trouble controlling their impulses and paying attention.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Biotinidase Deficiency: Early Diagnosis

This inherited disorder causes the body to be unable to recycle the vitamin biotin.

Today’s article will be a part of a series of topics related to disorders and affections of children in their early stages of growth. Most of these are well known, like stuttering and other disorders that are not so common.
Biotinidase deficiency disorder is an inherited disease that requires treatment and constant care from parents.

Biotinidase is an enzyme that allows the body to recycle the B vitamin biotin. Biotinidase is in charge of extracting the biotin from the food in its free form. This enzyme is also responsible for recycling the biotin from enzymes in the body that use it to function properly. Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is an essential vitamin that helps in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and proteins.

This deficiency occurs in one out of every 60,000 births. The condition is more common among individuals of European descent, but it also has been reported among Japanese, Saudi Arabian and Turkish, as well.

The problem of biotinidase deficiency (BIOT) is that it disables the reuse and recycling of the vitamin H in the body. There are two types of BIOT: severe “profound biotinidase deficiency” and the partial, milder form of the condition.

The lack of biotin in newborns starts to show months after their birth; these are the early signs of BIOT:
  • Weak muscular tone
  • Skin Rash
  • Hair loss
  • Candidiasis: a fungal infection
  • Seizures

Biotinidase deficiency doesn’t have a cure, but it can be treated. Children with BIOT often require a lifelong treatment of biotin supplements to compensate the lack of it in their bodies. The dosage of biotin will be determined by the doctor and will vary depending on the type of BIOT.

The biotinidase deficiency needs to be spotted and treated early to avoid complications in the children’s growth. If the treatment is constant, your kids will develop normally and be able to live like any other healthy children.
As they have more difficulties in getting their nutrients, they need a lifelong treatment with biotin supplements.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Support Groups For Mothers

Being part of a community for awareness creates opportunities to improve the way you raise your children. 

Parents always appreciate any alternatives and support when raising children. Whether they are experienced or new in this world of parenting, a piece of advice can be helpful. Mothers from all walks of life are aware of how challenging it is to be responsible for their kids’ growth, they’ve been through this and will happily help if you ask for advice.

Going to support groups shouldn’t be something to feel embarrassed about, nobody is born an expert in parenting, it is something that develops as you raise your children. Also, support groups consist of mothers that are dealing with the same challenges you are.

Do not be afraid to tell how you feel and to speak with honesty about both positive and negative aspects of being a mother. Topics like sleep, body image issues, sharing the responsibilities as parents and childcare issues are broadly expressed. With the help of a facilitator, those subjects can be discussed properly to find the solutions.

The other positive aspects of support groups are that you can also make friends who understand what you’re going through, making the process easier to deal with while you’re attending. These gatherings are the best way to relax and feel comfortable. If you had a bad day, meeting with your support group is an opportunity to say it and release all the stress you accumulated in one session.

Mothers work non-stop in the raising of their children, so it’s only understandable that they get tired now and then. Support groups are a reminder that you’re not alone in this challenge; many others face the same joys and issues you do. There are people out there willing to help you whenever you need it. Autism Soccer is an organization that encourages growth through soccer. This is a place where your children will be safe and in good hands, contact them to learn more about this organization and their support for parents.

Make sure you spread the word about your community and reach for those willing to help.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5 Traits of Autistic Children and How to Improve Them

There are many traits autistic kids have, make sure you know how to act accordingly to each one.

The subject of autism has been under constant discussion among specialists on the matter. The complexity of the Autism Spectrum Disorder is the primary reason for the continuous studies on children to see how it develops on them. There can’t be two kids who share the same symptoms or disabilities: this is what makes ASD a challenge for experts.

There are so many different characteristics, and each one of these has certain ways to be worked. Check these five traits in autistic children and the best tools to improve them:

  • Excessive honesty: Most of the problems kids have with their peers are caused by the way they openly express what they think about others, this causes uncomfortable situations. To avoid this attitude, talk to your children and explain to them how to control their honesty with others.

  • Unawareness or absence: The lack of interest in children is one of the reasons social interaction becomes a difficulty for kids, causing them to be felt out in their group. This is hard to work out, but you could try telling them to focus on the place they’re in, whenever you need it. Practice with them back home with concentration games to make them aware of the situation they’re in at he moment.

  • Reading comprehension: They have a hard time with certain symbolisms or expressions like the use of sarcasm or metaphors. The solution is to explain the meaning of certain symbols or to tell your children to ask if they do not understand certain phrases or writing styles when reading.

  • Motor activities: Activities that require excessive coordination are a challenge for them, like printing, coloring and gluing. One possible way to solve this is to train their motor skills with crafting activities (*).

  • Inability to follow orders: It’s not that they’re rebellious, children with ASD have problems listening and paying attention in general. You need to train their focusing skills to increase their concentration.

There are many different ways to help them in their various traits, working on them won’t erase the symptoms but improve the way they deal with these. Autism Soccer is becoming an alternative for children to help them in their development, contact them to help your kids develop.

There are different ways to help children in their growth, look for the one that adapts to your kids. 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother’s Talk: How to Raise Your Children Properly

Mother's experience can serve as the best advice for raising your kids. 

Parenting is not that easy; it is not just about bringing a life into the world and seeing it grow. Being a parent is a full package of responsibilities that go beyond just daily feeding and commodities. The most important part a parent has to give their children is morals, constant attention, and the most the important of all:

This is why the role of a mother is one of the keys to the growth of children. Whether you adopted the children or you’re the birth mother, it doesn’t make a difference. If you love them, those words have neither meaning nor difference as they just represent unnecessary labels. Children deserve to be cared and loved above all.

A mother’s words and advice shouldn’t be taken for granted; there’s no better place to get the knowledge than a mother’s testimony. Just the fact that you’re here is a living proof of how well you were raised and how much you care for your children. Never doubt for a second that you’ll be getting bad advice from asking your mother for help, they’ll always be there if you’re in need.

This is the reason why mother’s day is not (or should be) only a one-day thing; they are willing to be there for you and your children as well. If your mother is no longer around to help you for any possible reason, there’ll be at least one near you, willing to help. Should you try to look for advice, work with your couple’s mother too.

It’s good to look for help sometimes but keep in mind that it won’t be all about knowledge and advice from experienced parents. Most of the process of being a mother is learned through experiencing in itself, learning from the mistakes and losing the temper. We’re human, after all. Your children will also be learning with you, so give them all you can and have no restraints.
Listen to what they have to say; they have been through many experiences. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day: An Every Day's Labor

The love a mother has for her children cannot be compared to any other. They do everything without expecting anything in return. 

The responsibility of raising children is something not everyone can do: teaching the values, preparing them for school, their basic needs and care. Mothers have a great weight of responsibility to carry on their shoulders. And not only that, there are mothers who also work and go out every day, added to all the things mentioned before, to maintain their children and provide what they need.

The history of mother’s day celebration comes from the efforts of Anna Jarvis, a woman in West Virginia who held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew Methodist Church. Her continuous efforts to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday started in 1905. The campaign was for honoring all mothers: she claimed that they were the ones that have done more than anyone in the world.

Years passed until she could see her efforts become a reality, but people started celebrating Mother’s day as a local holiday in 1910. Four years later, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation to designate Mother’s Day to be held every second Sunday in May, to honor the efforts of mothers.

Anna Jarvis became resentful for the commercialization of Mother’s Day, as she wanted people to understand the meaning was about the sentiment, not making a day for consumption and for companies to earn a profit. The best way to show them how much they mean was by expressing them love with handwritten letters, not pre-made cards.

We all should learn from Anna Jarvis and her efforts to make mothers be appreciated as what they are: hard-working, loving woman who work for their children day and night. What they represent for society today is something that everyone should be grateful for and for that they should be honored every day. If you have your mother nearby, be sure to be thankful for her efforts and show her how much she means to you.
It doesn't matter if they're adults and independent, they will always be children in their mother's eyes. 

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Social Media on the Awareness

Social media has proven to be one of the main gates for information and news related to autism, creating a positive increase of people aware of this condition.

People, in general, have difficulties to stay in touch with their friends in real life. The stress of living in a busy environment leaves no time for hanging out with others; this creates distance between you and the people you would like to be with at any given time. This struggle seems to have decreased due to the addition of social media in this generation. Not only this has made it connect us with those we care, it allows us to meet people from other parts of the world. This is a massive bridge for communication, leading us to understand what is like to live in other places.

This connection also made it create tools for communities who want to be heard and supported. The autism initiatives have grown along with the technological developments in the world, creating a door for people who need their voices to be heard.

The world of social media is very complex as well, a place where a “like” or positive comments raise the mood, can also be the source of negative intentions or even harassment. When used correctly, social media has tools that help others get the support they need. This is what autism communities look for: to help others by raising the awareness through the internet by becoming defenders of those in need.

As the awareness grows, the collaboration of people who defend and stand for autistic people start to multiply, creating people who are willing to support the initiatives in any way possible. This is where social media becomes the intermediary tool to raise consciousness on the matter.

There are people with bad intentions in both the internet and the real world, that’s an undeniable truth. Parents and communities need to be aware and fight against this non-stop. All these efforts are to build a better place for children to grow happily. Autism Soccer is one of those organizations that work day and night for children with special needs, if you’re willing to support them, access their website and donate, do it for the children!
There are communities that try their best to reach those in need, with tools and information to help children with autism.

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