How music therapy can calm your child

How music therapy can calm your child

As a long-time musician, private music instructor, and individual trained in music and psychology, I admit I am biased in my opinion on the effectiveness of music therapy in the treatment of autism. Adding to my bias is the fact that our son, Scott, sang before he could talk, and much of his progress occurred…    Read More…

How to help a child with autism that has anxiety

How to help a child with autism that has anxiety

A common problem for almost everyone with autism disorder, young or old, is anxiety. Because of the sensory, speech and social deficits in the autistic population, tasks that would be perceived as simple by others are a source of great frustration and anxiety to those with autism. Because of this fact, it is vital to…    Read More…

How I dealt with Scott’s obsession with using only one door of the house

How I dealt with Scott’s obsession with using only one door of the house

When he was young, our son, Scott, had an obsession about only using one door of our house. At the time, our home had two front doors, and he positively refused to use any other door but the one he liked. I’m sure many of you know what I am talking about. The “things” can…    Read More…