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Disorders Comorbid with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Posted by Dr. Mike Mihajlovic
  • On April 27, 2017
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As a diagnostician, who focuses on identifying the symptoms and behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), one of the most significant challenges is the ruling out of comorbid mental health diagnoses.  What does “comorbid” mean?  This is a medical way of saying that disorders are occurring at the same time. The Diagnostic and Statistical [...]
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Instructional Acceptance: A Strong Foundation for Learning

  • Posted by Nathan Mathes
  • On April 11, 2016
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This blog post was co-authored by Eric Johnson and Laura Adamski.  When asked about goals for their child, most families who are new to autism services will say things like they want their child to talk, or to use the bathroom independently or to be able to get along better with friends. These are great [...]
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Functions of Behavior

  • Posted by Brandon Bamruk
  • On August 17, 2015
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  • autism behavior, behavior, functions of behavior
All children engage in problem behavior whether it be a child who is typically developing or a child who is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The child may cry, hit, bite or not comply (follow) an instruction that is being given; however, whatever the behavior is, the key is that each behavior is serving [...]
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