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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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Rational for Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On September 5, 2014
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  • behavior, child, child with autism, children with autism, language, wisconsin autism treatment
Although research continues, all evidence suggests that autism spectrum disorders result from a combination of about 10 genes. I also strongly believe that the symptoms of autism may also occur in children who had a lack of oxygen or brain bleeds at or before birth. Symptoms of autism are the result of pervasive non-specific neurological [...]
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Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On April 13, 2013
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  • autism, behavior, child, child with autism, children with autism, language
I often get questions such as “why is my child on the autism spectrum so challenging to parent”.  Many parents have raised several children and find that parenting a child on the spectrum is significantly more challenging than they have previously experienced. Children on the autism spectrum often take over as the leader of the [...]
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Developmental Delays and Early Autism

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On January 19, 2013
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  • autism, child, developmental, milestones
When an infant is born, one of the first issues the child will face is how is to understand the world. So the child relies on a caregiver, and crying, movements, and gestures become the child’s first behaviors. For children with autism, one feature of therapy involves learning how society sees the world. Piaget (one [...]
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Early Autism, Asperger’s, and PDD-NOS Research

  • Posted by Dr. Eric Lund
  • On September 20, 2012
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  • aspergers, autism, child with autism, children with autism, development, pdd-nos
It’s estimated that there are almost 10 people diagnosed with autism for every 10,000 people (Bauman & Kemper, 2005). When associated conditions such as Asperger’s Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) are included, the number rises to about 27.5 people for every 10,000 people (Bauman & Kemper, 2005). More recent surveys have [...]
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