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What is Early Intervention and How does it work? Early intervention: what is it? Early intervention is specialized support for children with disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delay and other additional needs. Early intervention should happen as soon as possible after a child’s needs are identified. It might include therapies, education and other supports. You’ll...
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Speech and Language Delay How Do Speech and Language Differ? Speech is the verbal expression of language and includes articulation (the way we form sounds and words). Language is giving and getting information. It’s understanding and being understood through communication — verbal, nonverbal, and written. What Are Speech or Language Delays? Speech and language problems differ, but...
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Why autistic children and teenagers behave in challenging ways Challenging behaviour in autistic children and teenagers It’s common for autistic children to behave in challenging ways or ways that are difficult to manage. For example, autistic children and teenagers might: refuse or ignore requests behave in socially inappropriate ways, like taking their clothes off in...
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Why see a physiotherapist? What is a physiotherapist’s expertise?  Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes. When should I go see a physiotherapist? Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function every day. A doctor may refer you...
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The Techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis Wherever they are applied, the various techniques used by applied behavior analysts remain consistently oriented toward observing and manipulating the ABCs. The systematic observation of patients is one of the cornerstones of these techniques. Known as the Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA), most ABAs will begin their treatment by making...
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Characteristics & Diagnosis of Autism Characteristics & Diagnosis Autism is characterized in the DSM-V by: Persistent differences in communication, interpersonal relationships, and social interaction across different environments What this can look like: Being nonverbal or having atypical speech patterns, having trouble understanding nonverbal communication, difficulty making and keeping friends, difficulty maintaining typical back-and-forth conversational style...
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What Is Speech-Language Therapy and what is a language disorder? What Is Speech-Language Therapy? Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most kids with speech and/or language disorders. What Are Speech Disorders? A speech disorder refers to a problem with making sounds. Speech disorders include: Articulation disorders: These are problems with making sounds in syllables, or saying...
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Shadow service benefits By definition, a shadow teacher is an educational assistant who works directly with a single child with special needs during his/her early school years. These assistants understand a variety of learning disabilities and how to support them accordingly. Providing a shadow teacher allows the child to attend a mainstream class while receiving...
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Physiotherapy is the way to go. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.  They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work...
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How does Applied Behavior Analysis work Applied Behavior Analysis Does your child find it difficult to interact with their peers? Do they struggle to make friends? If so our Social Skills Groups are designed to help children who have autism spectrum disorders, language delays, behavioral issues, attention deficits, learning differences, and other special needs create lasting friendships. We start by helping children...
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