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  • Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood
    by Lisa Geng on May 31, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    “IQ is considered to be the strongest predictor of symptom severity for children with autism, As IQ scores increased from age 3 to age 6, symptom severity levels decreased” Waizbard-Bartov et al. (2020). UC Davis MIND Institute study Around 30 percent of young children with autism have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than...Read More »

  • Vitamin D3 and COVID-19
    by Lisa Geng on May 29, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Vitamin D3 deficiency is suspected to raise the risk of more severe complications or death from COVID-19 such as cytokine storms which can happen to adults and is suspected to be the cause of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, Not only does vitamin D enhance our innate immune systems, but it also prevents our...Read More »

  • Patton’s Proclamation For Apraxia Day
    by Lisa Geng on May 16, 2020 at 3:17 am

    Like most children would be, 5-year-old Patton McCarthy was excited to meet the mayor of his town who was coming to his house to honor him with a proclamation.  Patton practiced over and over, “Thank you very much, Mr. Mayor.”   What is remarkable are those words that would come easily to most children, took years...Read More »

  • COVID 19 Home School Tips From A Homeschool Apraxia Mom
    by Lisa Geng on April 8, 2020 at 1:39 am

    While homeschooling information is always needed by some, the majority now are educating their children at home due to schools being closed to lower the spread of COVID 19/coronavirus. We appreciate the following article from Sarah Bonham, a homeschooler, to share what has worked for her children, one neurotypical and one with special needs, apraxia....Read More »

  • Home (Schooling) With Kids Due To Coronavirus
    by Lisa Geng on March 17, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Schools will need to iron out a lot of details. If services are missed, the U.S. Department of Education says IEP teams must consider make up or “compensatory” services. Andrew M.I. Lee, JD  editor of Understood and former attorney who strives to help people understand complex legal, education, and parenting issues Lindsay Jones, JD chief executive...Read More »