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Unformatted text preview: http://www.drreiter.com/audiology-rap Impairment in Social Interaction Impairment in Communication Repetitive or stereotyped behaviors Differences in development appear prior to age 3 1in 110 individuals diagnosed with ASD Lots of unanswered questions: Cause? Epidemic? Best Interventions? Boys 4 times more likely Runs in families (2-8% ) Higher concordance in monozygotic twins (60-96%) Multiple Gene model: About 11 different genes identified so far as having an increased risk of ASD Combination of environmental and genetic factors Broader definition of Autism Spectrum More attempts at early identification Child needs a label for services Get more services with ASD diagnosis than SLI diagnosis Not scientifically supported Thimerosal (mercury) taken out of vaccines and no decrease in ASD diagnosis People diagnosed with ASD never been vaccinated Symptoms of ASD appear around same time as MMR vaccine administered (correlation not equal causation) What we know about our world is information we gain from our senses http://www.philomel.com/phantom_words/s ometimes.php People with ASD experience the world differently with unique sensory processing Parents often report children with normal hearing act deaf...
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