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A Unique Autism Symptom – Speech Pathology

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The field of autism speech pathology is a rapidly expanding one and it is now catching up with other areas of special education. Some thirty years ago, those afflicted with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) – defined as a collection of related disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome, conduct disorder, autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) were simply labeled as” autistic.” Today, many professionals, parents, physicians and laymen, alike, are realizing that these individuals could have a different kind of voice – one that sounds like a mumbling duck or a squeaky wheel. While many in the medical community still regard these individuals as “minor” and believe that communication is most often achieved through verbal means, some in the autism speech pathology field are beginning to suggest that nonverbal communication may also play an important role in this complex condition.

 

This idea that autism may be involved in the expression of thoughts and feelings has been around for some time, but it has only recently been subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny. Autism speech pathology professionals now have the opportunity to test a series of ideas about autism spectrum disorders through the use of a new diagnostic tool called a behavioral typing device. Using the autism child’s own voice as a reference, they can analyze the various aspects of behavior – including eye contact, facial expression and head tilt – in order to determine whether a particular behavior is indicative of ASDs or not. This diagnostic testing allows researchers to target treatment plans that have proven to be effective in the past but are now being tailored to the specific needs of each individual child with autism.

 

For example, if a parent finds that their child frequently resorts to hand gestures when speaking, but has no history of language or communication, this could indicate a different type of autism than one who is perfectly fluent in both languages. The same technology, applied in the past to X-rays, blood tests and other tools, is now being adapted to this new area of autism research. As technology continues to advance and become more refined, autism speech pathology will become easier to diagnose. As our understanding of autism grows, we may learn more about the most common symptoms, and perhaps even find a cure.…

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Landscaping Brightwater, Greater Cheshire

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Brightwater Park, in Cheshire is a beautiful park in which you can spend your days relaxing on the beach and looking at all the fantastic landscaping that has been done by local and international artists. The majority of the park is open to the public although there are some private areas that are off-limits to the general public. The landscaping company that does the landscaping and garden maintenance for the park has a reputation for creating some really spectacular gardens. This article will go into more depth about how they go about landscaping Brightwater Park.

 

They have their own team of talented and dedicated gardeners and designers that carry out the various tasks required to make the gardens as beautiful as possible. They have a lot of experience and a number of awards to show for it. A lot of their work is done in partnership with award-winning architects and designers from all over the world. This enables them to bring your ideas to life and create something truly unique. They use the latest technology and computer software to transform your ideas into a reality.

 

Their services are guaranteed to please even the most demanding client with anything from small landscaping jobs to large scale projects. Brightwater Park also boasts an extensive range of activities and attractions which means that you can spend several days just enjoying the scenery and not having to do too much hard work. In fact, they offer walk-in decking which makes it easy for people to spend their time in the garden without having to mow the grass or worry about weeds. For those that want a little bit more activity there are several options such as climbing walls and sandboxes. With all these benefits to offer, it’s easy to see why so many people hire Landscaping Brightwater to build and maintain their gardens and lawns in Cheshire.…