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In-Home Treatment for Autism

There’s a great deal written about how children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) cope with their disability outside of the home. Although ASD does present definite challenges in social and educational situations, it doesn’t take the rest of the day off. Autism is always present and active, especially at home. In many ways, the home… Continue reading In-Home Treatment for Autism

Occupational Therapy for Autism

Occupational Therapy for Autism Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have a difficult time interacting with the world around them. The majority of kids with ASD have problems processing sensory input. This may be because they can’t filter out unimportant sights, sounds, and other stimuli, or don’t process it as fast as their peers.… Continue reading Occupational Therapy for Autism

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… Continue reading Speech Pathology for Autism

What is Nonverbal Autism?

Nonverbal autism means your child may not talk at all or may talk very little. A child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that has not begun to verbalize by the age of four is considered to have nonverbal autism. About 25% to 50% of children are impacted by nonverbal autism. “Nonverbal autism means your… Continue reading What is Nonverbal Autism?

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… Continue reading What is “High Functioning” Autism?

How to Diagnose Autism

If you’re a parent or guardian of a child, you always strive to do what’s best for them. You need to understand how to best support them as they grow up. A medical test can diagnose some disorders and help direct parents in treatment.  However, when you ask how to diagnose autism, you’re not given… Continue reading How to Diagnose Autism