Living With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Q Are social classes helpful for children with high functioning autism?
William Stillman, Health EducationSocial classes may have their place in teaching and practicing social conformities; but, ultimately, real-life situations are the best learning environments when a child is gently and respectfully reminded to apply what they've learned. The contrast is... Full Answer
- Q What supplements are helpful for a child with autism?
Patricia Novak, Nutrition & DieteticsSome kids with autism eat very selective diets. This is often due to the rigidity that is common to kids with autism. Sometimes these children have sensory issues that also limit their food choices. If the diet is very limited, a vitamin or mineral... Full Answer
- Q How can I deal with my autistic child's picky eating?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyFor kids with autism, texture can be a challenge. These children may only eat one texture (only puréed foods) or color of foods. Some of this group inhabit the extreme end of the picky eating spectrum that is unacceptable nutritionally,... Full Answer