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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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The goal of medication is to make it easier for the person with autism to participate in activities such as learning and behavior therapy. Drugs used...
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The primary treatment for autism includes programs that address several key areas. Those areas are behavior, communication, sensory integration, and...
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Treatments for autism vary depending on the needs of the individual. In general, treatments fall into three categories: behavior and communication...
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Autism runs in families. The underlying causes, however, are unknown. Most researchers agree that the causes are likely to be genetic. Others also...
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Over time, psychiatrists have developed a systematic way of describing autism and related conditions. All of these conditions are placed within a...
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One symptom common to all types of autism is an inability to easily communicate and interact with others. In fact, some people with autism are unable...
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The word autism, which has been in use for about 100 years, comes from the Greek word "autos," meaning "self." The term describes...
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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is studying brain abnormalities that may...
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