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ASD - Asperger's Syndrome And Autism

Autism - a lifelong condition


With grateful thanks to the National Autistic Society for their help in compiling this article.

Autistic spectrum disorders


All people with Autistic Spectrum Difficulties (ASD) have some degree of social and communication difficulties. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. Some people have accompanying learning disabilities, others have average or above-average intelligence.

Those most severely affected by ASD will benefit from the use of a specialised programme such as those offered by TEACCH or ABA/VB. Some at the extremes of the spectrum may cope well with the demands of academic study - including at the very highest levels.  

ASD - Asperger's Syndrome And Autism
Autism - a lifelong condition   With grateful thanks to the National Autistic Society for their help in compiling this article.   All people with Autistic...

Behavioural Disorders
  Behavioural difficulties encompass Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder AD(H)D, Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties BESD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders OCD,...

Behavioural disorders - case histories
Article published 9th June 2008 ADD/ADHD case histories With thanks to Fintan J O’Regan, international expert in ADD/ADHD. It is obviously difficult to assess the time and...

Genetic Disorders
  A look at genetic disorders   Down's syndrome Angelman syndrome Prader-Willi syndrome Williams syndrome Fragile X Rett syndrome See also Downs syndrome

Global Learning Difficulties
Non-specific learning difficulties overview When children have learning difficulties that are more generalised and don’t relate to a specific neural problem or immaturity, they...

Moderate Learning Difficulties - MLD
Article published 10th June 2008 The majority of children with MLD are educated in mainstream schools, with provision made for additional help and support appropriate to their needs.  However,...

Selective Mutism
The term selective (or elective) mutism describes the behaviour of children who are able to speak, but remain silent with certain people or in certain settings; they are often misunderstood...

Tourette Syndrome - TS
  Tourette’s syndrome (TS) usually starts in childhood, around the age of 7. The first symptoms of Tourette's syndrome are usually facial tics such as rapid blinking...

Sensory Difficulties
An overview of sensory difficulties - including multi-sensory difficulties and auditory processing difficulties - and how they may impact on young people and their schooling.

Speech And Language Difficulties (Sp&LD)
  When a child is noticeably behind their peers in acquiring speech and/or language skills, communication is considered delayed. Sometimes a child will have greater receptive...

Dyscalculia - When Maths Doesn't Add-Up
  Love it or loathe it, you just can't get away from the fact that maths matters, yet many people have a ‘difficulty’ with maths – hated it at school, couldn’t...

Dysgraphia - Difficulty With Writing
Does your child have spider writing with letters of all shapes and sizes, appearing above and below the line, some joined-up, some printed with a random mixture of CApitAl and loWer-caSE...

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