As the world is imagining a future where each country is free of the effects of the Coronavirus, it is also necessary to reimagine how children will adapt to the changes. Today, we delve deeper into a topic concerning parents all around the world, namely managing screen time in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak has shifted many of the schooling systems to online, increasing screen exposure among children. With devices and screen-time being a doubled-edged sword, online learning is successful in varying degrees.
Certain measures can be implemented into their lifestyle to ensure a healthier approach while also establishing a newfound balance in their digitally exposed lives.
1. More Extracurriculars
Even after the world has returned back to its usual cycle of activities, it can be expe... Read More
Today we address the unique and beneficial aspects of occupational therapy for individuals that are impaired or limited in certain areas and extents of life. It is a means of training the mind and body to reach its full potential and complete daily activities with a defined sense of finesse and ease. This therapy style has gained more popularity amongst children and young adults, who can reap the maximum benefits of such sensory stimulation and activity.
However, the advantages of this therapy on an individual to reach a holistic sense of integration and completion in a psychosocial context is not limited by age. Age is truly a number where the extent of this therapy’s effect and progress is concerned... Read More
According to statistics, there are more boys who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, compared to that of girls. In fact, according to the latest autism prevalence report by the CDC, one in 34 boys is diagnosed with autism while for girls it’s only one in 144. This is not surprising since several cases of autism in girls are only diagnosed at a later stage.
Although the diagnosis criteria for autism does not recognize gender, studies suggest that ASD may look differently in girls – different to the extent that it’s unrecognizable and can be difficult to diagnose.
Interestingly, some researchers who have studied ASD in girls found that there is not much divergence between boys and girls who are diagnosed with autism. However, one article argues that it could just be b... Read More
As kids, we navigate through childhood with budding curiosity. We explore everything around us, meet different types of people and learn to interact with them socially. We experience different social interactions that help us develop our communication and interpersonal skills. However, this isn’t the case for all children, especially the ones who have neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.
For children under the autism spectrum, their experiences are different. They may take time in building social skills that are necessary to form social bonds. While neurotypical children instinctively pick up social skills growing up, children with autism need assistance and proper guidance.
The lack of social skills is a defining characteristic for individuals with autism... Read More