Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Autism Care: Preventing Self-Injurious Behaviors

Face-slapping, scratching, hair-pulling, and head-banging are only a few examples of the many self-injurious behaviors (SIB) that are common among individuals with autism. These behaviors are linked to discomfort, overstimulation, anxiety, etc. Self-...

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How to Communicate with a Loved One with ASD

Many fail to realize this, but being diagnosed with autism or any type of Developmental Disabilities can feel extremely isolating. Social interaction is an integral part of human development. But this is something that many people diagnosed with ASD ...

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How to Help Seniors Deal with Isolation

As humans, we naturally long for connection— a deep bond we share through our relationships. We engage in meaningful engagements such as communication and spending time together. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to these. At some point, we ma...

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Basic Etiquettes in Treating People with Disability

Interacting with persons with disabilities should not be different from how we interact with normal individuals. It is a golden rule to always treat people according to how we want to treat ourselves. Respect them the way you want to be respected. Al...

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Meaningful Benefits of Companion Care

Mental health is as important as physical health. In a way, these two are connected, and while physical health is more visible and easily noticed, it is hard for seniors to admit that they have mental health issues. Struggling with mental health prob...

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Tips for Effective Communication with Adults on Autism Spectrum

It can be very challenging to communicate with a family member, co-worker, or neighbor on the autism spectrum. However, you can always find ways to communicate clearly with them, and while they may not have the same social and language skills, health...

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