What is ASD?

ASD stands for autism spectrum disorders. It is also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Disorders “…cause severe and pervasive impairment in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others. These disorders are usually first diagnosed in early childhood and range from a severe form, called autistic disorder, through pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), to a much milder form, Asperger syndrome. They also include two rare disorders, Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder.”

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml

How can SLP’s help in this case? Could they do more in order to break the silence for these people?

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