Mind blindness, or difficulty seeing another person’s perspective, underpins much of the social difficulty of autism. Interventions that open children’s eyes to others’ points of view show promise for improving their social functioning.
Autism spectrum disorder has dominated headlines for the past 15 years, with most of the emphasis on children and early identification. But what about the children, now adults, born before this new awareness? How do adults on the spectrum navigate the unknown landscape of the neurotypical world, and how can SLPs help them?.
Two experts help to piece together reworked diagnosis categories for autism spectrum and other communication disorders.
What's behind the 30 percent jump in autism diagnosis and what does it mean for speech-language-pathologists?
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