Category: Autism

Autism Spectrum disorder can be diagnosed as early as 18 months. Research shows strong evidence on how effective Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can help children with Autism. It helps to deal with children’s challenging behaviors such as inattention, aggression, self-stimulation, etc. Howard, et al (2005) conducted a study to compare the effectiveness of 3 treatment […]

In today’s society where information flows freely, parents can easily receive different messages. However, these messages are often debatable or even wrong. Believing wrong information can easily lead to misguided choices and delay treatment, the consequences of which may last a lifetime. When conducting one-on-one consultations with parents, I often hear the following misguided views […]

According to the data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2021, approximately 1 in 44 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With the continuous increase in the prevalence of children with ASD, parents should empower themselves with the knowledge of ASD and the importance of early intervention. […]

My name is Michael Tanzer and I am 26 years old. I have brown hair, hazel eyes, I wear glasses like my parents and I have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I can write and understand in different languages like French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean and Hindi. My favourite TV show is South Park, because I […]

Some researchers suggested that deficits in social communication and interaction found in individuals with ASD could be explained by impaired Theory of Mind (ToM) development (Broekhof et al., 2015). According to Premack and Woodruff (1978), ToM is the ability to understand mental states, for instance desires, beliefs, intentions to oneself and to others, and the […]

The following questions have been looping in my head (probably endless) since their kids were born. “Are international schools better than local schools?” “What exactly is International Baccalaureate (IB)?” “Is it realistic, or even possible, for me to find a school that has less homework and exams?” “How should I prepare my child for the […]

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