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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) usually begin before the age of three and last throughout a person’s life, although the symptoms may improve over time. Some children with an ASD show hints of future problems within the first few months of life. In others, symptoms may not be visible until 24 months or later. Some children with an ASD seem to develop normally until around 18-24 months of age and then they stop gaining new skills, or they lose the skills they once had. Studies have shown that one-third to half of parents of children with an ASD noticed a problem before their child’s first birthday, and nearly 80%-90% saw problems by 24 months of age.
People with ASD might:
Not respond to his or her name by 12 months
Not point at objects to show interest (e.g. point at an airplane flying over) by 14 months
Not play “pretend” games (e.g. pretend to “feed” a doll) by 18 months
Avoid eye contact and want to be alone
Have trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about their own feelings
Have delayed speech and language skills
Repeat words and phrases over and over (echolalia)
Give unrelated answers to questions
Get upset by minor changes
Have obsessive interests
Flap their hands, rock their bodies or spin in circles
Have unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look or feel
It is important to note that some people without an ASD might also have some of these symptoms. However, for people with an ASD, the impairments make life very challenging.