Tag Archives: Autism

Implications for Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy with Earlier Diagnosis of Autism


New Research:A study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found differences in white matter tract development in the  brains of Autistic children as young as 6 months of age.  This study was an international collaborative effort following hundreds … Continue reading

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Therapy Tip: Autism and Feeding


Jennifer Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Tip for OT’s working on feeding:I recently attended a conference on Autism and an amazing OT & DO, Paula Aquilla was one of the presenters. She shared many techniques she has tried, but one that has … Continue reading

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Link between NSAIDS and signs of AU?


Britney Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am a pediatric physical therapist, and I have a 33 mo old male patient who has been exhibiting signs of autism since he was about 18-19 mos; his mother has been told by a … Continue reading

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Help: Stimming in Autism


Tonyia Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I’m looking for any advice regarding a current student I work with. He is a 9 y/o boy with severe Autism, hard of hearing, and cognitive delay. His stims have been increasing lately, approximately the … Continue reading

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Worried about how the New Definition of Autism and ASD Will Affect your Therapy Practice?


Are parents asking you about how this new definition will affect their child’s therapy? As you know, revisions in the 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, set for publication spring 2013 has changed the definition … Continue reading

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