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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause intellectual, communication, social, and behavioral challenges. ASD is a spectrum disorder. It differs from each person, and ranges from low to high functioning.
Although signs and symptoms differ for each person, there are a few common symptoms you can look for in your child.
A child with Autism May:
● Have obsessive interest or have unusual attachments to objects
● Have delayed or no language skills
● Get upset by minor changes to routine
● Repeat words or phrases
● Flap hands, rock their body, or spin in circles
● Be overly sensitive to hearing, light, touch, and/or smell
● Not understand others feelings
● Not like physical contact
● Not reach developmental milestones on time
Research shows that early diagnosis and ABA therapy, such as during preschool or before, are more likely to have major positive effects on symptoms or later skills. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a proven clinical approach to the practice of applying the psychological principles of learning theory in a systematic way to modify behavior. The practice is used most extensively in special education and the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA is widely recognized as the only scientifically valid therapy available for treating behavioral issues associated with ASD.