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The Importance of Early Intervention in Autism Treatment

  • Posted by Nan Huai, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist, BCBA-D
  • On October 9, 2017
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People are often surprised when they hear that autism treatment can start as early as 18 months. In addition, research on early Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based treatment shows an average of 30-40 hours per week is best. We often hear questions, such as “Why so early?” “Shouldn’t kids be playing and learning through play at [...]
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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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