Autism & Asperger’s

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Autism Symptoms in Girls

June 8th, 2016|Autism & Asperger's|

Until recently, it was believed that autism was much more prevalent in males than in females, but that the latter suffered from much more severe symptoms. However, new research is beginning to show that autism presents differently in girls, which means that many aren’t correctly diagnosed and, thus, don’t get the support they need. Even if you [...]

Treating Anxiety in Children with Asperger’s

May 19th, 2016|Autism & Asperger's|

One of the many challenges that a child with Asperger's may face is dealing with extreme anxiety. It can make life especially difficult for children because being a kid involves so many new experiences — going to school, making new friends and visiting their houses, and playing new sports. While many children greet these experiences with [...]

How Autism Affects Kids in Winter: Introducing Them to a New Routine

March 4th, 2016|Autism & Asperger's|

If you’re the parent of a child with autism, there is one word in your vocabulary that stands out from all the others: routines. Kids with autism create routines to help navigate through various situations they find themselves in. As you’re probably well aware, abiding by these rituals is paramount for autistic children and they are [...]

Facts about Valentine’s Day When Your Child Has Autism

February 14th, 2016|Autism & Asperger's|

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while many will celebrate with loved ones, and kids in school will exchange cards, children with autism may see this holiday in a different light. As you probably know, autism symptoms in children vary widely. Still, many children might struggle with Valentine’s Day because it’s characterized by things [...]

How To: Understanding Loneliness in Children with Asperger’s

February 8th, 2016|Autism & Asperger's|

Children with Asperger’s syndrome often struggle with making and maintaining friendships. As a result, they can experience loneliness or develop depression. Autism symptoms such as unusual body language, verbal communication challenges and sensory processing problems can cause children on the spectrum to feel isolated from peers. As a parent, you can take action to help your [...]

The Real Deal: Autism Facts

September 10th, 2015|Autism & Asperger's|

Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that can present many challenges to affected families. If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, you may not know where to start. With our autism facts, you can develop a better understanding. […]

Exercise Tips to Improve Autism-Related Problem Behaviors

August 7th, 2015|Autism & Asperger's|

Children with autism face many difficulties in their daily lives, including the inability to focus, depression, poor self-control, and hyperactivity. These behavioral problems can last from the time a child is a toddler through adulthood. The physicians at Woodburn Pediatrics know this syndrome is often misunderstood and can be difficult to manage, but recommend exercise as [...]