Does the Norm = Right; not successful = failure

Verbal language is the norm, and children with autism who develop functional spoken language fare far better than those who do not. ¬†Yet there is no perfect way to predict which children will successfully learn to talk and which will not (location 280, Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism) There are quite a few... Continue Reading →

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First Paragraph and Already I Want to Quit

"Until recently, a commonly cited statistic stated that 50% of all children on the autism spectrum would acquire functional spoken language. Now, with earlier detection and intervention, the figure has risen to 75-90% for children who receive appropriate treatment during preschool years (Chairman & Stone, 2006). This highlights the importance3 of getting the child involved... Continue Reading →

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