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Get the Facts! Autism & ABA

Posted by Gina Giambi Peters on

What is Autism? Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first 3 years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Autism is a spectrum disorder. It affects each individual differently and at varying degrees. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.  Signs to look for: Child tunes others out. Child has challenging behaviors. Speech and Language Delay Child has odd...

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Early Warning Signs of Autism in Infants & Toddlers

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Early signs Your baby or toddler doesn't: Make eye contact, such as looking at you when being fed or smiling when being smiled at Respond to his or her name, or to the sound of a familiar voice Follow objects visually or follow your gesture when you point things out Point or wave goodbye, or use other gestures to communicate Make noises to get your attention Initiate or respond to cuddling or reach out to be picked up Imitate your movements and facial expressions Play with other people or share interest and enjoyment Notice or care if you hurt yourself...

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Gluten & Casine

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Gluten is a composite of storage proteins termed prolamins and glutelins and stored together with starch in the endosperm (which nourishes the embryonic plant during germination) of various cereal (grass) grains. It is found in wheat, barley, rye, oats, related species and hybrids, and products of these (such as malt).  Casein is a family of related phosphoproteins (αS1, αS2, β, κ). These proteins are commonly found in mammalian milk, comprising c. 80% of the proteins in cow's milk and between 20% and 45% of the proteins in human milk. Casein has a wide variety of uses, from being a major component of cheese, to use as a food additive. The purified protein is water insoluble. In addition to being consumed in milk, casein is used in the...

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Autism Treatments - A Brief Analysis

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Source: The Autism Program https://www.slideshare.net/hopemedia/autism-treatments-a-brief-analysis

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Applied Behavior Analysis

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Source(s): Wikipedia, The May Institute https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_behavior_analysis https://www.mayinstitute.org/pdfs/ABA_fact_sheet.pdf

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