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Speech Pathology for Autism

One of the defining characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a problem with speech, language, and communication. As with every other symptom of autism, speech difficulties can have an almost infinite number of variations. Some children may be completely non-verbal, while others only have trouble picking up non-verbal cues like facial expressions or hand…

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What Is Applied Behavioral Analysis?

Over the past two decades, autism has grown from a seemingly rare disorder to something verging on an epidemic. The truth of the matter is that, through improvements in diagnosis and increased understanding of the disorder, previously undiagnosed cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are being recognized and treated.    Currently, the Center for Disease…

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What is “High Functioning” Autism?

No one likes being labeled. Since autism is a spectrum disorder, the characteristics can range in severity. Many people dislike the term “high functioning” autism. They feel it unfairly characterizes individuals into a set of symptoms. Everyone on the spectrum is an individual.  Many feel that those with the label of “high-functioning” won’t receive coverage…

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Early Signs of Autism

Detecting the early signs of autism is essential to being a conscientious parent. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a wide range of conditions challenging an individual’s social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and/or nonverbal communication.  AutismSpeaks.org stresses the Center For Disease Control’s (CDC) report that one in 59 children are on the autism spectrum. Once you’ve…