Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers
The following 10 fine motor activities for babies and toddlers encourage creative thinking and problem-solving. They help develop a young child’s fine motor skills, hand dexterity and co-ordination. I often set these activities up to keep the toddlers and babies busy while the preschoolers craft.   The activities require only common house-hold items, but they’ll keep baby entertained, engaged and learning..........

 

Detecting Autism In The Eyes Of Your Baby
It’s known that children who have been diagnosed with autism do not make eye contact, but is it possible to find these signs at an earlier age? Researchers at Emory University have discovered an eye tracking software that shows where your baby is looking and has proven to find changes already happening that may detect autism.
Studying babies as early as two months old, these researchers have found that by six months children with autism spend less time looking at eyes. This technology can now help identify autism before a parent or doctor sees signs..........

 

Understanding Autism: Baby's Delivery May Be Key
Quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth in mice seems to protect against autism, according to a new study.
Autism is as mysterious a disease as it is tragic. While there is clearly a genetic component to some forms of the illness, it remains unclear how many genes are involved and what role the environment may play in causing the varying degrees of cognitive and social impairment classified as autism spectrum disorders (ASD)........

 

ATN/AIR-P Parent's Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis
This tool kit is an informational guide to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It is designed to provide you with a better understanding of ABA, how your child can benefit, and where/how you can seek ABA services. ABA is a set of principles that form the basis for many behavioral treatments. ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA is considered an evidence-based “best” practice treatment by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association. “Evidence based” means that ABA has passed scientific tests of its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness.............