Autism Spectrum Disorder

People You Should Know in the World of Autism

Last month, the PresenceLearning team had the distinct pleasure of hosting one of the world’s leading authorities on autism (and frequent webinar presenter) Dr. Barry Prizant for an afternoon of fun, informative, and inspiring conversation. One question Dr. Prizant is regularly asked while on the road is “Who else should I be following to learn more

Dear Colleague: Students with Autism May Need More than ABA

When it comes to determining which therapy services a student with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit from, specialists are quick to jump to applied behavior analysis (ABA). While some research supports ABA, there are other approaches to treatment like Dr. Barry Prizant’s Uniquely Human approach that help students as well. And what about other

Q&A With Dr. Marty Burns

Our third Special Agents of Change webinar “The New Science of Learning: Effective Approaches for Older Students with Autism and Attention Disorders” with ASHA Fellow and neuroscientist Dr. Marty Burns concluded with an informative Q&A portion centered around the current research and tools available for building cognitive function in those individuals with attention disorders or

Creating a Flexroom for Students on the Autism Spectrum

This post is by guest contributor Amy Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP. Amy is an Autism Consultant for Non-Public Schools for Southside Special Services of Marion County in Indianapolis, Indiana. The teachers in Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Decatur Township were concerned about a select group of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  These students were struggling to be successful

Autism Rates Soar

We all hear about the rise in autism. Many of us see more children with autism in our communities and classrooms. Most of us know someone in our family or circle of friends who has autism. Yet even with one in 68 8-year-olds affected–a 120% increase between 2000 and 2010–experts think actual rates are even

Telemedicine Gains Funding for Treating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Center for Disease Control is estimating that the rates of autism in young children are on the rise and that 1 in every 150 children are diagnosed with Autism. With the help of government funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more parents are gaining access to online tutorials and general information related