The Types of Autism: What It Really Means To Be On The Spectrum

Dr. Hilya Tehrani does a deep-dive into the types of autism what it really means to be on the autism spectrum.

She first talks about those who are severely impacted and the behaviors that result, such as echolalia, stereotypic behaviors, and self-stimulatory behaviors. She also talks about the moderately-impacted and minimally-impacted forms of autism, and how behaviors along the spectrum can differ.

Dr. Tehrani then discusses whether someone can move along the spectrum and the factors that play into that movement. She talks about the real impact that early, intensive intervention and parental involvement can have on a child's development. She also sheds light on WHY this has such an impact.

Here are some other questions Dr. Tehrani answers:

  • How are social skills impacted?
  • What treatments have the greatest impact on social skills?
  • Are there treatments for self-stimulatory or stereotypic behaviors, and how do they work?
  • How has the field of autism treatment changed over the past couple of decades?
  • What does life look like for someone who is high-functioning?
  • What does life look like for someone who is more severely impacted, and can he or she become self-sufficient?
  • What types of resources are available for someone who is on the spectrum?
  • What's the key to helping someone on the autism spectrum hold down a job?

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