Sensational Kidz: Speech Therapy Autism

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September 2018

“The School Year Can Be Scary For Your Child!” SENDING A CHILD WITH AUTISM BACK TO SCHOOL

Autism spectrum conditions show a wide range of symptoms and severity in their presentation, but common aspects are developmentally poor motor skills, difficulties coping with change and labored social interaction. Direct and consistent behavioral therapy, both physical and social, is extremely important in helping children overcome the challenges presented by their autism spectrum condition. Earlier therapies are shown to be far more effective as well as the consistency of those therapies. Summer vacation, with its break from the school routine, can lead to setbacks if not handled properly and the transition can represent a host of serious challenges for children on the

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Inside: • Sending A Child With Autism Back To School

• Speech-Language Therapy

• Patient Spotlight

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