Autism Spectrum Disorder: It’s Complex
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. This disorder is “a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication,” according to Autism Speaks.
Concerned about your child’s development?
With Autism Spectrum Disorder, early intervention is key. If concerned, follow these steps:
- Learn the early signs of Autism
- Don’t wait
- Start intervention right away
- Learn about services, supports, and treatments
Click here for an informative downloadable PDF detailing the above four steps.
Boys vs. girls--does biological sex matter, clinically?
According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Autism Spectrum Disorder is three to four times more common in boys than in girls, and many girls with ASD exhibit less obvious signs compared to boys. “Autism is a lifelong condition,” claims the APA, “However, many children diagnosed with ASD go on to live independent, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Does living with ASD limit potential?
Internationally-renowned professor of Special Education, Dr. Stephen Shore, who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, states “the potential of those of us on the autism spectrum is unlimited--just like everyone else.” Enjoy Dr. Shore’s informative and inspiring website by clicking here.
Can LearningRx program help people with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
While we do not diagnose or treat Autism Spectrum Disorder, our programs have improved the cognitive performance of clients with many diagnoses, including ASD. LearningRx has worked with thousands of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our latest Results Report shows that, over a six-year period, 857 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder came to LearningRx for help; the largest gains were seen in IQ, long-term memory, broad attention, and auditory processing. In fact, the average gain in age-equivalent cognitive skill performance was 3.1 years!