Autism Spectrum Disorders - A spectrum of potential possibilities!

What do you mean by the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder"?


Autism Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term given to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified) which are characterized by impairments in communication, behavior and social skills (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5)).




Common signs of ASD


  • No / inconsistent response to name calls

  • Poor eye contact

  • Poor sitting tolerance

  • Poor attention & concentration

  • Delayed speech and language skills

  • Unable to mingle with peers

  • Behavioral issues such as temper tantrums, injury to self/ others, etc

  • Sensory issues (hyper/ hyposensitivity) - Auditory/ Visual/ Tactile/ Oral

  • Difficulty in comprehension and expression of feelings and emotions

  • Strong preference to follow routines


What is the right age to approach a speech-language pathologist/ speech therapist?


"The earlier, the better." If you could observe any one or more of the above signs in your child, it is advisable to consult a certified SLP for further guidelines.


Effect of speech and language therapy in children/ adults with ASD


  • Improves pre-linguistic skills (eye contact, sitting tolerance, joint attention, imitation, and attention-concentration)

  • Improves speech and language skills

  • Improves social & cognitive skills

Overall, speech and language therapy improves the quality of life of an individual with ASD!


Book an online consultation for formal evaluation and therapy services!





10 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All