Autism is a developmental disability that usually shows up before age 3. Autism may be linked with a wide range of traits. These include:
Extreme resistance to changes in daily routines.
Unusual responses to things such as touch.
People with autism may have major problems with both speech and nonverbal communication. They may also find it very hard to interact socially. For these reasons, speech therapy is a central part of treatment for autism. Speech therapy can address a wide range of communication problems for people with autism.
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