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New Autism Guidelines

New Autism Guidelines For the first time in more than a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a full clinical report on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including new guidelines for the identification and treatment of children on the spectrum. The full report, Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder,…

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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…