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Teenager With Autism & Speech

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My cousin’s daughter aged about 15 years has speech  problems . She is able to call family members by name though not clear. She has been in a specialized school and is able to manage her daily chores. Her education is not even basic. What can be done? Speech and language therapy is essential for all people with autism, throughout their ... Read More »

Teaching Reading to Adolescent with Autism?

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Darolyn asks: i was wondering if there are any special ways to teach an autistic child to read? my son is 11 and reading on a 1st grade level, he was recently diagnosed with mild autism and i have no idea where to start with all of the treatment so any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Every child ... Read More »

Autism Reinforcement & Video Games?

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The therapist told us to use my sons obsession as a positive reinforcement. Unfortunately his latest obsession is guns. We let him play Call Of Duty (COD). It does seem to work as a reinforcement but we are concerned about reinforcing this obsession that we don’t approve of. This is a good topic for discussion.  People on the spectrum often ... Read More »

What Should I Do If I Suspect My Child Has Autism?

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Marsha from San Diego California asks: What should I do if I suspect my child has Autism? The number one thing to do is make a appointment to take your child to see a specialist as soon as possible. Developmental Pediatricians, Neuropsychologists, and Psychologists conduct full evaluations in order to determine whether a child is on the autism spectrum. Marsha, ... Read More »

Concerning Autism Statistics

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Did you know that 80% of individuals diagnosed with ASD are under the age of 18? 90% of young adults with ASD are not employed or are underemployed. 34% of ASD young adults out of high school have NO engagement in the community, including work, career counseling, further education, and vocational training. 40% receive no services post high school education, ... Read More »