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Communicating With a Child With Autism

In order to raise awareness about autism, April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month. Now in its ninth year, the campaign will kick off on Sunday the 2nd of April, the official Autism Awareness Day. Thanks to campaigns such as these, the general public are now much more informed about what autism is, but many still struggle to understand how to approach communicating with an autistic person. This blog will lay out some of the top tips for communicating with autistic children.

Do Pacifiers and Sippy Cups Cause Speech Delay?

Parents want the best for their young children and naturally want to ensure that the choices they make now will benefit them as they grow up. With that in mind, many parents have asked the question in recent years - does the traditional practice of giving pacifiers and sippy cups to children in fact contribute to a delay in the normal development of their speech and language skills?