Five Tips for Going Out to Eat with Your Child with Autism
KGH Autism Services Blog
by KGH Admin
6M ago
Going out to eat can be challenging with kids, especially for families with children on the autism spectrum. If you have interest in tackling the restaurant scene as a family, it’s best to take some time to plan ahead in an attempt to make the outing as successful and enjoyable as possible for all family members involved. Read on for five tips and considerations to make when planning to go out to eat with your child with autism.  Choose a restaurant that takes reservations, or be conscious of the time you’re visiting. When eating out, avoid busy restaurants or try to visit during off-pea ..read more
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Setting and Achieving Goals for Speech Therapy in the New Year
KGH Autism Services Blog
by KGH Marketing
7M ago
By: Katie Skornia, MS, CCC-SLP Entering a new year often prompts reflection on personal growth and aspirations. For parents and caregivers, this includes considering setting meaningful goals for their child’s development, especially in areas like speech therapy. Whether it’s aiming for increased language development, enhancing social skills, or addressing specific therapy-related objectives, setting clear and attainable goals serves as a roadmap for your child’s progress. While the primary goal of speech therapy is to enhance communication, we break it down into smaller, more manageable steps ..read more
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Holiday Gift Guide for Your Young Child with Autism
KGH Autism Services Blog
by Andrea Ridgway
8M ago
As the holiday season grows closer, it’s time to begin shopping for those on your list this year. If you’re shopping for a young child who has autism, it is important to look for a gift that is exciting yet useful. Instead of gifting random toys, you can gift toys that have a purpose and help your child work toward their goals. The holiday season can also be a stressful time for individuals with autism; between disrupted routines, large gatherings and opportunities for sensory overload, providing a thoughtful gift that can bring comfort and happiness during this time of uncertainty. Pick the p ..read more
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Tips for Successful Holiday Travel with Your Young Child with Autism 
KGH Autism Services Blog
by KGH Admin
9M ago
Travel is an essential part of the holiday season for many families. Visiting loved ones, whether by train, plane or automobile can create worry, fear and stress for children on the autism spectrum. By implementing a few tools and strategies, holiday travel can become more manageable and enjoyable for everyone involved. Set a realistic schedule Tailoring the travel pace and schedule to accommodate the needs of every family member is crucial. While neurotypical people may have no problem covering long distances without frequent breaks, the same approach can be overwhelming for children on the ..read more
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Five Parenting Tips for Supporting Children with Autism in Everyday Situations
KGH Autism Services Blog
by KGH Admin
9M ago
Navigating the world of parenting a child with autism comes with its own set of joys and challenges. As you embark on this path, you’ll discover that your child, like any other, has their distinct strengths, needs, and individuality. To help them flourish, you’ll find that setting up an autism-friendly and supportive environment is crucial.Here are some valuable tips and insights to empower both you and your child in the journey of understanding and embracing autism. Establish Predictable Routines: Children with autism often thrive in structured environments with predictable routines. Cr ..read more
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Nurturing Social Resilience: Guiding Children on the Spectrum Through Positive Social Interactions
KGH Autism Services Blog
by Andrea Ridgway
9M ago
With October being National Bullying Prevention month, we felt like this was a great opportunity to talk about guiding positive social interactions on the spectrum. From school corridors to neighborhood hangouts, children’s social interactions are a colorful mix of positivity and challenges as they navigate the world around them. One of the hallmarks of childhood is forging new friendships, a journey cherished by parents and children alike. However, it’s imperative to address the darker side of this narrative: bullying. Startlingly, one in every five students grapples with bullying, a statist ..read more
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ABA: A tailored path to school readiness for children with autism
KGH Autism Services Blog
by KGH Admin
9M ago
When it comes to providing the best support for young children with autism, the choice between Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and school-based programs is an important one. While both options offer unique benefits, ABA therapy often emerges as the better choice for children with autism who might not be ready or who are struggling in the traditional classroom setting. Let’s explore the ways ABA stands out and how it can make a significant impact on your child’s development while also preparing them for future classroom success.  Individualized Attention One key difference between ..read more
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