can anyone out there fill me in on some good things to do around the house to promote learning for an autistic child...i try to read books but he doesnt pay attention,is he hearing me?i heaar that repeating this over and over is a good thing to do...help......

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Strol...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:52 PM Discovery Toys, Inc. has done a lot of work with Autism Speaks and we have a lot of information on our website about how our toys, books, games, puzzles, and music can be used to help children with autism develop.  Check it out... www.discoverytoysinc.com

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:54 PM

With my son, I repeat everything. Make sure you are reading short books with many pictures.

For some kids, it's easier to "read" the book using images instead of words. Try talking about it

through images. Theres' a great group here too that can help:

http://www.cafemom.com/group/autismspectrum

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myhea...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Try some ABA work.  Pavlov stuff...it works.  Get some m&m's  and when you say..."look at me" and he does he gets an m&M.  Over and over and decrease the number of times you give the m&ms.  This is what they did with my son at his school and it really worked.  Cindy

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ivy801
Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:54 PM Try looking in to some books about autism, read Louder than words a book by Jenny McCarthy, have you tried getting some outside help that might help you and him, try looking in your area for a child early intervention program, my daugther gets a visit once a week, that's all the advice I can think of, good luck I hope some of my advice helps... 

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ivy801
Jun. 3, 2008 at 12:56 PM Your son he's a very cute little guy,

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butte...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 2:33 PM I'm sorry I cannot help, but I know a good diet will help! He is so adorably! I wish I could just make it right for u! Loving thoughts!!

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myhea...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:48 PM

We did try to eliminate all the dyes and chemicals that we could from our diet.  It really helped.  Laz's behavior improved and his eye contact and meltdowns got alot better....c

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