29 01, 2024

Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder in Children with Autism

2024-01-29T07:32:03-08:00January 29, 2024|Education|0 Comments

Introduction to Auditory Processing Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), sometimes known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder, is a complex condition that affects how the brain processes auditory information. This guide, crafted from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) perspective, aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of APD, especially as it relates to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What is Auditory Processing Disorder? APD involves difficulties in processing and interpreting [...]

14 04, 2023

Autism & Bedwetting. Is There A Connection?

2023-04-14T10:41:06-07:00April 14, 2023|Education|0 Comments

A lot of parents of autistic children wonder if there might be some sort of connection between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and bedwetting. Especially since many autistic children have sleep disorders or sleeping issues with falling asleep and staying asleep. Many children with ASD also experience night terrors, and trouble waking up in the morning or maintaining a consistent sleep schedule. Some autistic children even develop sleep apnea. So, when [...]

2 02, 2023

What Is Severe Autism (Level 3)? Symptoms & Support Needs

2024-03-26T13:20:38-07:00February 2, 2023|Education|0 Comments

The CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network estimates that roughly 1 in 44 children, which is 2.3% of children in the United States have some degree of autism spectrum disorder. Though there are different levels of autism based on the type and severity of symptoms. It’s even common for children to have different severity of symptoms within each level, which makes every form of autism just a little [...]

22 09, 2022

Three Levels of Autism Explained

2022-09-22T06:42:38-07:00September 22, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Since the updated publishing of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013 autism spectrum disorder has been more accurately classified. Today there are recognized levels of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Then each individual with ASD can then be further diagnosed as having either ASD level 1, level 2, or level 3. These distinctions are based on how severe their symptoms are, as well as how much [...]

19 07, 2022
  • Can ABA Therapy Cure Autism

Can ABA Therapy Cure Autism?

2022-07-19T14:02:57-07:00July 19, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

Despite all our medical advances, there still is no foreseeable cure for autism. Yet experts in the field have found impressive ways to help manage autism symptoms, as well as help individuals with autism spectrum disorder develop independence skills that significantly improve their overall quality of life. This is typically done through ABA therapy, which is seen as the gold standard for treating autism spectrum disorder. Its methodology tends to [...]

23 06, 2022

Autism Sensory Overload Symptoms & Management

2022-08-11T07:50:21-07:00June 23, 2022|Behavior Therapists, Education|0 Comments

A lot of children with autism spectrum disorder experience some degrees of sensory overload. This is when one or more of the body's senses is hyper-stimulated to a level that exceeds their coping mechanisms. While sensory overload is commonly associated with ASD it can also be applied to other conditions such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. A lot of people with autism spectrum disorder [...]

28 04, 2022
  • Early Signs of Autism

Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

2023-01-02T07:35:56-08:00April 28, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Every parent basks in the joy of watching their child reach greater and greater milestones. Though sometimes delays in these milestones can be a sign of something else going on. Early childhood is also a time when autism spectrum disorder starts to show signs. The Centers for Disease Control found that one out of every 68 children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It has been shown that [...]

3 04, 2022

What is Non-Verbal Autism?

2022-04-01T09:12:10-07:00April 3, 2022|Education|0 Comments

Autism spectrum disorder can manifest in a variety of ways, symptoms, and behaviors. It’s estimated that roughly 40% of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are considered nonverbal. This means that they might never learn to speak more than a few words. Yet, it’s important to note that the term “Nonverbal Autism” isn’t a technical diagnosis. Instead, it is a trait that is often found with more severe forms of [...]

24 10, 2021

Autism: Symptoms and Treatment

2022-03-01T17:16:40-08:00October 24, 2021|Education|0 Comments

What is Autism? A developmental disorder appearing in the first three years of life, autism influences the brain’s ability to maintain normal development of communication and social abilities. Although significant amounts of research continue to be done to identify the causes of autism, there have been very few conclusive studies defining specific causes. In Seattle, many believe that genetic factors are key in determining the developmental disability. Other factors include [...]