Describes a condition that affects the way a person makes sense of, and interacts with, other people and their environment. Children with ASD experience difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication, difficulties initiating and maintaining reciprocal social relationships and they display restricted and repetitive patterns of interest and behaviours. Individuals with ASD may also experience associated difficulties including learning disability as well as problems with sleep, motor coordination and sensory processing.
AIM Speech Pathologist’s will address the social-communication difficulties experienced by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and work with the children, their parents and teachers to enable speech and language development.
More information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and how Speech Pathology can help is here: