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Benefits of Social Skills Programs for Asperger’s Syndrome

In recent years, awareness of Asperger’s syndrome has increased as more people are diagnosed with this high-functioning type of autism. With Asperger’s syndrome frequently portrayed on television and awareness in the media, there is a greater general understanding of the social skills struggles that face those with Asperger’s. These challenges often present as difficulty understanding…

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Are There Different Types of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) covers a wide range of developmental challenges and symptoms. Often it takes time to get a diagnosis of autism, and the process can feel overwhelming for the family because it cannot simply be diagnosed with a blood test. Because of its complexity, it can be hard to understand the different types…

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What to Expect in Speech Therapy for Autism

Many children with autism struggle to communicate. For some children, understanding body language or reading facial expressions may seem impossible. Others may have trouble articulating words and voicing their needs. These challenges may lead to isolation, frustration, and a lack of future independence. In some cases, communication challenges lead to bullying and difficulty building a…

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3 Reasons to Seek Individual Therapy for an Autistic Child

Autism affects every child differently, providing challenges at home, school, and beyond. While currently there are no treatments to cure ASD, individual therapy programs practice holistic approaches to a child’s individual needs. Working across disciplines, therapists address communication, behavior, and life skill challenges as well as a child’s unique strengths. Together, parents and therapists can…

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What Does a Telehealth Treatment Program for Autism Offer?

Telehealth medicine is increasing in popularity and efficacy as more people seek treatment and support on their own schedule. For children and parents seeking autism treatment, it can often be difficult and overwhelming to find the right autism treatment program for a child’s specific needs. For many, telehealth treatment programs are a great way to…

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Benefits of ABA For High Functioning Autism

Applied behavioral analysis, also called ABA, is the leading therapy for ASD. For children with symptoms of autism, ABA focuses on analyzing behavior and behavior response to the world around them. Communicating with young children on the autism spectrum can provide a breadth of challenges and frustrations many parents don’t know how to meet. Navigating…

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How Functional Skills Training Can Benefit a Child with ASD

Many children on the autism spectrum struggle with functional skills, also called “life skills,” which may include self-care and safety, basic chores, and understanding of money and transportation. A functional skills training program can help children with autism acquire habits that carry them into safe and healthy adulthood. For children with autism, developing routines, creating…