CategoryAutism spectrum disorder

What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition involving persistent challenges with social communication, restricted interests, and repetitive behavior. While autism is considered a lifelong disorder, the degree of impairment in functioning because of these challenges varies between individuals with autism. Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Early signs of this...
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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS BEYOND BEHAVIOR Therapies based on the science of behavior have been effective for people of all ages, and are an essential item in any mental health professional’s toolkit. They only go so far, however. Human beings are “meaning makers.” That is, their behavior is not just the result...
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Exercise and Physical Activity for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Exercise is an important component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all children. In the United States, over 16% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 years of age are considered overweight or obese. For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this percentage is...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism is a severe disruption of the normal development process and is often diagnosed within the first few years of life. Autism is viewed as a spectrum or a continuum of disorders, with varying degrees of severity and levels of functioning. The term Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is frequently used interchangeably with...
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Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children Autism spectrum disorder is a group of complex neurological and developmental disorders that affect brain development and cause social, communication, and behavioral challenges. People with the condition have difficulty with social interactions and verbal and nonverbal communication. They may also exhibit repetitive behaviors or restricted interests. Signs of autism...
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What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the following: Difficulties in social communication differences, including verbal and nonverbal communication. Deficits in social interactions. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities and sensory problems Many of those with ASD can have delayed or absence of language...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a lifelong developmental condition which affects approximately 1 in 100 children. The common areas of difficulty for children with ASD include communication, socialization, restricted or repetitive behaviors, interests or activities, and sensory sensitivities. The severity and extent to which a child’s daily functioning may be affected...
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What is ASD and what are the signs? What is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), previously called autism and pervasive developmental disorders? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the following: Difficulties in social communication differences, including verbal and nonverbal communication. Deficits in social interactions. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or...
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