Entries by The Star Academy

How to treat autism

How to treat autism? There’s no cure for autism, but several approaches can help to improve social functioning, learning, and quality of life for both children and adults with autism. Remember that autism is a spectrum-based condition. Some people may need little to no treatment, while others may require intensive therapy in order to treat […]

Autism and doctors who deal with autism

Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by deficits in social communication and social interaction as well as restricted repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities. Below is the diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association’s fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5): Persistent deficits in social communication and […]

Centre for autism research & education johannesburg

A centre for autism research and education in johannesburg is something that needs to be brought up to international standards. South Africa as a whole has had to up its game over the past five years on autism research and education. It was something very rare and unknown to our country and we have had […]

Autism symptoms

Although a parent can’t make a diagnosis, it helps to have an idea of what to look out for. The neurologist and educational psychologist can make the final diagnosis. Here are some autism symptoms to look out for: When you child does not make eye contact with you or other family members or peers Your […]

Autism Spectrum disorder

I have worked with children with Autism spectrum disorder over the last 3 years. As soon as people hear what I do they try recall everything they have heard or read about Autism spectrum disorder. Some of it true and some of it not so true, but what always stands out for me is that […]

Outistiese skool opsies in Suid-Afrika

As jy ‘n kind op die outisme-spektrum het, is skool plasing ‘n uitdagende taak, veral as jy as ouer begin soek na ‘n outistiese skool wat jou kind se spesifieke behoeftes sal aanspreek, asook om jou kind in sy of haar ontwikkeling te ondersteun. In hierdie artikel word die volgende faktore as deel van die […]


Autism SA Training

Receiving an autism diagnosis can be devastating news for almost every parent, but the lack of information and training on autism can make this diagnosis seem like a death sentence for those affected. Whether you are researching Autism SA Training for your child or for your own educational purposes, there are some things you should […]

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Autism Private Schools

Considering placement for your child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can be a challenging task with all that needs to be taken into account. Finding an autism private schools that offers a specialised treatment plan set out specifically for your child, addressing their individual needs, improving the skills they already have and helping them to […]