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Because autism runs in families, most researchers think that certain combinations of genes may predispose a child to autism. It's currently thought...
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You can obtain occupational therapy services either privately or at school. Public law requires schools to provide certain types of occupational...
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The overall goal of occupational therapy is to help the person with autism improve his or her quality of life. This includes life at home and at...
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Once an occupational therapist has gathered information, he or she can develop a program for your child. There is no single ideal treatment program...
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The therapist observes children to see if they can do tasks they are expected to do at their ages. These might relate to certain self-help skills...
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Occupational therapists study human growth and development. They are experts in social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury...
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The earlier, the better. Autism is usually evident before age 3. It is very important to start speech therapy as early as possible, when it can have...
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Speech therapy can improve overall communication. This makes it possible for people with autism to improve their ability to form relationships and...
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Speech-language pathologists are therapists who specialize in treating language problems and speech disorders. They are a key part of the autism...
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Autism can affect speech, language development, and social communication in many ways. Speech problems. A person with autism may: Not talk at all...
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Autism is a developmental disability that usually shows up before age 3. Autism may be linked with a wide range of traits. These include: Repetitive...
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The gluten-free/casein-free diet is based on the theory that children with autism may have an allergy or high sensitivity to certain foods. In...
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The gluten-free/casein-free diet is based on the theory that children with autism may have an allergy or high sensitivity to certain foods. In...
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A gluten-free/casein-free diet is also known as the GFCF diet. It is one of several alternative treatments for children with autism. When following...
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These treatments may help increase learning and communications skills in some people with autism. Complementary therapies include music, art, or...
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