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Autism Treatment

What Is Autism? Autism is the most common condition in a group of serious developmental problems called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD can affect a child’s ability to communicate effectively, socialize with others and, demonstrate appropriate behavior skills. Although there is no known cure for autism, early diagnosis and intervention can give children with autism […]

By on January 6, 2014 in Autism Treatment

ABA Therapy

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific approach to understanding behavior, how it is affected by the environment and how learning takes place. It is a mixture of psychological and educational techniques tailored to meet the needs of each individual. ABA methods are used to measure behavior, teach functional skills, […]

By on October 5, 2013 in Autism Treatment

Asperger’s Syndrome

What Is Asperger’s Syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome, also called Asperger’s disorder, is a type of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). PDDs are a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination. Although Asperger’s syndrome is similar in some […]

By on October 5, 2013 in Autism Treatment

PDD-NOS

What is PDD-NOS? PDD-NOS stands for Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified.Psychologists and psychiatrists sometimes use the term “pervasive developmental disorders” and “autism spectrum disorders” (ASD) interchangeably. As such, PDD-NOS became the diagnosis applied to children or adults who are on the autism spectrum but do not fully meet the criteria for another ASD such as […]

By on January 6, 2014 in Autism Treatment