What is alexithymia?

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alexithymia

Alexithymia is an English word of Greek origin, meaning: Lack   word   Mood/Emotion a           lexis      thymos People with alexithymia have difficulties or an inability to identify or use words to express their own emotional experiences (1). While their heart may race and their breath may quicken, they struggle to understand and label those physical sensations … Read More

What is meant by “robotic speech” in regards to autism?

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Robotic Speech Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability characterized by differences in social skills and behaviours. Features of autism are observable in children who are 18 months or younger, but the condition is more reliably diagnosed at two years. Because our body language, eye contact, facial expressions and tone of voice are part of our social communication skills, some clinicians … Read More

Girls and Autism

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girls and autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterised by three main traits: Impaired communication Impaired reciprocal social interaction Restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviours or interests (including sensory differences) Although all people with ASD share certain traits, these traits typically present differently in boys and girls. Autism in women and girls In the past, ASD has been thought to affect more … Read More

Early Intervention for Children at Risk of Autism is Key

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Early Intervention for Children at Risk of Autism is Key | Eastside Speech

The Australian newspaper on March 13th 2022 published news of recent research indicating that autism could be detected as early as 18 months of age, and those children at risk being as young as 12 months of age. Child healthcare workers used screening tools, the SACS-Revised (SACS-R) and SACS pre-school (SACS-PR) tools across Melbourne between June 2013 and July 2018. … Read More

Should I “wait and see” if my infant child is showing early signs of autism (ASD)?

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Should I “wait and see” if my infant child is showing early signs of autism (ASD)? | Eastside Speech Solutions

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that emerges in infancy but is often not diagnosed until 3 years of age. As Speech Pathologists, we are often the “first port of call” for parents worried about their child’s speech and language development. As a result, we often see many very young children with characteristics of what may be the early … Read More

What is Autism, important things to know

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AUTISM: Understanding common characteristics | Eastside Speech Solutions

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurological disability affecting the way a person thinks, feels, and experiences their daily environment. It is typically characterised by differences in communication (verbal and non-verbal), social interaction, and behaviour. Pediatricians provide the formal diagnosis of autism. Autism is often diagnosed when a child demonstrates difficulties in two main areas: social communication and/or interactions … Read More