This is a lifelong condition covering a whole range of social communication difficulties. Every child with this disorder will have a slightly different presentation. The main characteristics of this disorder are –
Children with this condition may have a mix of all three main characteristics and can also present with a predominate deficit in one particular area. Children with autism may also have other associated problems. Anxiety problems, clumsiness and attention problems e.g. being easily distracted are common for children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder.
A Speech and Language therapist is often involved in the multi disciplinary team that originally diagnosis the disorder.
Children with autism may attend specialist educational settings or mainstream nurseries and schools.
Speech and Language Therapists can help an autistic child by –
Last updated: January 26th, 2018