How is Autism Diagnosed?

Diagnosing autism can sometimes be challenging. The reason? Autism is not a disorder that is diagnosed through a medical test, such as a blood test. Instead, the best diagnosis involves a team of doctors. This typically includes a developmental pediatrician, psychologist, speech and language pathologist and an occupational therapist, which use interviews with caregivers and…

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LANGUAGE – Let’s Talk About It!

Children acquire language through interaction - not only with adults, but also with other children. They are wired to learn language beginning in infancy and continue to refine the skill, with little thought to the process, throughout their lives. For typically developing children, the acquisition of language comes naturally, without effort or formal teaching.  

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Autism. What does it mean?

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a range of neurological disorders that are often characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. The degrees to which these characteristics display themselves vary from individuals who can live relatively independent lives to those requiring more intensive care.

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