Pathways in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pathways in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Early Recognition, Diagnosis, and Intervention “If you meet a child with autism, you meet one child with autism.” – Steve Silberman What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Children and adolescents diagnosed with autism typically have sensory sensitivities (i.e. cover their ear to loud noises, dislike certain tastes), difficulties with social communication (i.e. talking with same-aged peers), transitioning between activities, and repetitive behaviours (i.e. hand flapping, body rocking). However, as the quote by Steve Silberman points out, every child diagnosed with autism is unique, and each individual tends to vary...

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