Category Archives: Autism Intervention

Autism Treatment: Early Intervention is Critical

While there is no cure for autism, the disorder is certainly treatable. Early intervention is crucial in securing the best possible outcome for children with an autism diagnosis. Continue reading

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Who Does Early Intervention?

Just as a team of professionals works together to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD), early intervention for ASD is provided by a team of professionals. Working together, these professionals provide therapies that compliment each other. Continue reading

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What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention for autism encompasses different therapies and treatments, but since deficits in communication and social skills are hallmarks of autism, many therapies focus on those areas. This article is an overview of three of these early intervention techniques. Continue reading

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How Do We Find the Right Intervention Approach?

When treating your child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD), educating yourself about treatment options is crucial. Find out all you can in order to become part of your child’s treatment and become a member of the team who is treating your child. Continue reading

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Resources for Successfully Parenting Your Baby with Special Needs

Parents of babies with special needs do not have to feel alone. The “Parenting Your Baby with Special Needs” DVD offers information from professionals regarding diagnosis, referrals, and intervention. Continue reading

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Early Intervention Resources

Early intervention for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is critical to ensuring the most positive outcome possible. Federal grant money, administered on the state level, insures that intervention services are available to all children. Continue reading

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What do I Need to Know about Health Insurance Coverage and Autism Treatment?

Receiving an autism diagnosis can be devastating and confusing, but wondering how to pay for treatment can be just as daunting. Understanding what your health insurance provider will pay for is an important part of the treatment process. Continue reading

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What is the Role of Parents and Families in Intervention

An autism diagnosis affects not just the child who has been diagnosed, but the entire family. Parents and families of autistic children can play an important role in intervention by becoming advocates for the affected child and helping to extend intervention measures at home. Continue reading

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Home-Based Intervention

Parents and families of autistic children can extend therapy to home by incorporating home-based intervention into daily routines. This article describes three types of practices that should be part of daily life for autistic children. Continue reading

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Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based / Floortime Intervention Model

The DIR/Floortime model is an interdisciplinary intervention based on the unique developmental profile of the autistic child. The intervention can take place at home and parents can be educated to provide this therapy. Continue reading

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