Autism Spectrum Disorder

Language and Communication Difficulties

ASD Definition

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are lifelong developmental disabilities that affect how an individual thinks, learns and experiences the world.

Individuals with ASD share difficulties in:

1. Communication

2. Social interaction

3. Repetitive behaviours and restricted interests

4. Sensory processing

5. Information processing

Research shows 1 in 110 children have an ASD

More prevalent in boys than girls

Individuals with ASD can achieve social and educational goals with the right interventions