Thursday, September 29, 2011

Part 2: The Brain of People with ASD

In last weeks blog I talked about the characteristics of the right and left sides of the brain and how they do not dance together in people with autism/ASD. I gave you twenty signs that I see (and there are more) that indicate how Mr. Left Brain and Mrs. Right Brain dance alone. Because there is no cure for autism, we are not going to teach Mr. Left Brain and Mrs. Right Brain to dance the Viennese waltz. There are many strategies that Speech Language Pathologists bring to the table to assist high functioning children and adults with autism that can help mesh the two sides of the brain.
None of these are accomplished short term. Repeat, repeat, repeat across ages and environments and with a variety of stimuli.

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