Florida Speech if you would like to have the speech and language skills of
an individual with autism evaluated and/or treated. We would be happy to set up an appointment.
Speech and Language Treatment for individuals with Autism:
- Autism is an abnormality in interpersonal relationships
which is exhibited in early childhood, and characterized
by onset prior to 30 months of age, lack of responsiveness
to others, deficits in language and speech development,
stereotypic body movements (i.e.: endless rocking,
finger waving) and insistence on routines.
- While sources vary on the exact prevalence of autism, it is estimated to occur in one of every 150 births and is approximately four times more prevalent in boys than in girls.
- Autism does not discriminate, and affects individuals
of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic
- Autism is considered a "spectrum" disorder.
This means that there are no two cases alike.
Every individual with autism is unique to him
or herself, and needs to be treated accordingly.
- Many individuals with autism exhibit heightened
sensitivity to noisy and/or busy environments.
This should be kept in mind when working with
individuals with autism.
- It has been found that combining objects, photos,
picture communication symbols, gestures, and aided
AAC systems to traditional speech and language
treatment approaches helps an individual with
- The therapists at Florida Speech are highly
trained in treating communicative disorders of
clients with autism. We use various behavioral
and sensory integration techniques in order to
allow the clients to be able to learn most effectively.
We employ a variety of Alternative and/or Augmentative
Communication (AAC) strategies to allow clients
with aurism to adequately and appropriately interact
with communicative partners, and express their
needs, wants, and thoughts with greater ease.
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