Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or simply Autism, refers to a complex neurodevelopmental disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. Its symptoms include challenges with social skills, speech and communication issues, repetitive behaviors, and often special abilities and intense interest in a specific area. There isn’t one autism but varying degress, and each individual is unique. The term “spectrum” captures the many differences, challenges and strengths that each person with autism has. People on the autism spectrum see, hear and feel the world differently than other people. 

Symptoms of Autism and its Relationship With Speech and Language & Occupational Therapy (OT)

Symptoms of Autism and its Relationship With Speech and Language & Occupational Therapy (OT)

Autism which is also known as ASD (autism spectrum disorder) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social, communication as well as language problems. It’s worth noting that children with autism exhibit different symptoms that tend to vary in regards to severity. The symptoms also tend to be accompanied by other medical problems that may also vary in severity. Below is a discussion of the main symptoms of autism as well as the most effective treatments for those symptoms.