Friday, July 29, 2011

Autism Speaks Video Glossary

Want to learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD)? The Autism Speaks website includes a video glossary with comparison videos of how a typical developmental child acts at certain age’s side-by-side to a video clip of how an autistic child with atypical development acts at certain ages. This glossary contains over a hundred video clips, free of charge and is easy to use! Some of the comparison educational video topics include: social interaction, communication, repetitive behaviors and restricted interests, regulatory and sensory systems, over reactive, under reactive, unusual sensory interest and emotional regulation. Also, you may browse specific glossary terms in the "Glossary of Terms" tab.

Remember that many ASD features are being presented in the videos but most children don’t show all of the features all of the time. Many children have some of the features some of the time. A combination of these features could show a need to conduct a screening or a diagnostic evaluation.

 What is Autism Speaks?

Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. 

Soooooo....check out the autism video glossary to learn about early red flags! Click on the link below then tell us what you learned and what was helpful!

Note: You must register to use the ASD Video Glossary. 

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