Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder…

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• A general developmental screening during well-child checkups with a pediatrician. • A developmental screening test, with specific ASD screening at 18 and 24 months. • Children with some developmental problems are referred for additional evaluation. • Evaluation by a team including psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist etc. • Usually be diagnosed by 2yrs. • … Continue reading Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder…

INTRODUCTION TO AUTISM

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   Autism is seen with severe and pervasive impairment in:   It is difficult to diagnose before 1.6 yrs. Autism can co-occur with: Learning disability Mental retardation, a few have average intelligence Epilepsy Visual and hearing impairment  Causes: Different known and unknown biologically based brain dysfunctions that affect   the developing brain’s ability to handle information. … Continue reading INTRODUCTION TO AUTISM

AUTISM – BENEFITS OF THERAPIES & INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN

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Autism is a developmental disability that affects the brain functions, specifically those areas of the brain that control communication and social interaction skills. Children with autism have difficulty in both verbal and nonverbal communication. They exhibit difficulty in relating to the outside world and may show unusual reactions to the people around them.  They are … Continue reading AUTISM – BENEFITS OF THERAPIES & INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN