Entries by The Star Academy

Autistic South Africa

When one reads the title of this article one immediately thinks it is about the stats and the impact of Autism in South Africa but it is not. Instead, it’s a trip down imagination lane! Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact with others. It is characterised by […]

What is autism in children

So many people believe autism in children is a life sentence, but we at The Star Academy know that autism in children is just an opportunity to work harder towards our goal recovery or functional independence. Another question: what is autism in children not? It is not a definition of your child; it just means […]

Treatment of autism

Even if your child hasn’t officially been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he may still benefit from treatment of autism. If you recognize developmental delays or your child is having behaviour- or skills-related difficulties in preschool or school, it is worth your while to speak to one of our experts at The Star Academy. There […]

Treating Autism – feeding disorders

It has been estimated that up to 90% of children diagnosed with autism can have feeding difficulties, so applying ABA techniques to treating Autism related feeding difficulties was a natural evolution for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Autism comprises of numerous different facets, so when treating autism attention needs to be payed to all these facets. […]

Autism School

The education system is a big hurdle when it comes to enrolling children with Autism into a mainstream school. There are not many schools available in South Africa that will readily accept a child on the spectrum as there are many aspects with regards to the child that need to be dealt with before an […]

Autism meaning

Autism meaning – Autism is now seen through a spectrum of disorders which is why it is referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). The disorder is defined by ‘the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest’ (DSM-IV). In easier terms, the […]