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Recognizing and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders : A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for Young Children

McGiffert,Jasmine_hsWe’ve heard so much about the increase in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years, but how do you know if your child should be evaluated? And if your child is identified as having an ASD, what kinds of services are likely to help your child learn and develop as well as possible? For decades, St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development has provided multi-disciplinary early intervention services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special needs. This week occupational therapist Jasmine McGiffert joins Marti & Erin to discuss this important issue faced by so many families and children – a fitting recognition of April as both Autism Awareness Month and Occupational Therapy Month.

 

What did you learn in this Mom Enough discussion about possible red flags of Autism Spectrum Disorders? Why are play and physical activity so important to helping young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? Leave a comment below!

 

To learn more about St. David’s Center’s Autism Day Treatment Program, click here.

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