Monthly Archives: December 2011

Treatment for Autism

Early intensive interventions can dramatically improve the outlook for young children diagnosed with autism. There are several different treatments that have been effective for individuals with autism. This article provides a summary of treatments that have had positive results. The most effective treatment plan most likely includes a combination of interventions. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) […]

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What is Autism?

Autism, or Autistic Disorder, falls under the category of a Pervasive Developmental Delay. It is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). How is autism diagnosed? Most practitioners rely on diagnostic criteria published in the Diagnostic and […]

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