Autistic spectrum disorders can include a wide range of learning and developmental disabilities. In general, social cognition, emotional learning, and social interaction are particularly challenging. Improvements in treatment methods, however, have enabled more individuals diagnosed with autism to develop successful careers.
It is important to note that the severity and complexity of learning and developmental difficulties associated with autism are unique to every student. Analysis and treatment must be highly personalized.
The following are the most common symptoms of autism spectrum disorders:
Successfully working with students and adults diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders depends on collaboration among speech-language pathologists, psychologists, teachers, family members, and the individual to tailor a tutoring plan that best addresses needs specific to each student.