Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph Over Autism Setting & Symbolism

Catherine Maurice
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Autism

Autism is a little understood disease occurring in early childhood that results in a range of behaviors, including extreme aloneness, ritualistic behaviors, speech disorders, delayed onset of speech, and uneven intellectual performance.

Perseverative Behaviors

Perseverative behaviors are any behaviors to which an autistic child returns to repeatedly, to the exclusion of social interaction. These often include hand flapping, teeth grinding, toe walking, and other behaviors.

Stereotypical Rituals

Stereotypical rituals are perseverative behaviors that become highly patterned and repetitive to the point that they become rituals to the child.

Vineland Adaptive Scales

The Vineland Adaptive Scales is a screening test for developmental maturity that is often used to help diagnose autistic children.

Incidental Teaching

Incidental teaching occurs when the therapist takes natural opportunities to teach a child goals he or she happens to be working with at the time. These opportunities occur with anything that may capture the...

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