autism Tag

Recent reported estimates in the news have stated as many as 1 in every 68 children in the United States has autism.  It is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life. It affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. The numbers and methods of obtaining these new estimates are subject to debate. What...

As the number of children diagnosed in the United States increases each year, so does the public’s awareness of autism and its symptoms. Sensory processing problems, also referred to as “sensory issues,” are one of the most common symptoms of autism. They, however, can be experienced in children without the other criteria required for an autism diagnosis, which include communication...

Since March is Women’s History Month and April National Occupational Therapy Month, I would like to take this opportunity to explain my often-misunderstood profession that is more than 90% female.  Occupational therapy (OT) is close to 100 years old in the United States.  It is a holistic health care profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform...

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