When it’s not autism, What is it? Graham’s Story:

When it’s not autism, What is it? Graham’s Story:

Autistic-like. When it’s not autism. What is it? ‘When their son was just 17 months old, Erik and Jennie Linthorst suspected something was not quite right. Experts and therapists told them their son was autistic. Sort of. Maybe. Some called him autistic-like. Others...
Electronics and the lost life

Electronics and the lost life

Required viewing for all parents whose child was born from 1984 onwards, and everyone else. Brilliant perspective on our children’s generation, the downside of child-centred parenting, a generation crippled by low self esteem and social media addiction, entitlement,...
Does saying the ABC lead to speech?

Does saying the ABC lead to speech?

It is good to know, that his mouth can produce speech like sounds needed for speech and words. But being able to list the letters or recite numbers is not talking. Especially with children with autism or autistic-like behaviours there’s a risk that they can get stuck...
What is DIRFloortime?

What is DIRFloortime?

What is DIR-Floortime? Floortime (www.floortime.org) is a child-centred approach that focuses on building relationships through interaction and play. Floortime is a specific technique to both follow the child’s natural emotional interests (lead) and at the same time...
6 easy Solutions & effective Play Ideas

6 easy Solutions & effective Play Ideas

My child doesn’t play. Or talk. 6 easy Solutions & effective Play Ideas You’ve tried to interest him in toys or play activities. But all he wants to do is run to and fro endlessly vocalising loudly or fiddling with an object while sitting absentmindedly on a chair...