Online Autism Spectrum Disorder Therapy

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Autism Spectrum Disorder & eLuma

eLuma offers unparalleled online speech therapy solutions for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as an array of other spectrum related conditions. We know that the key to helping these students is to first see and then unlock their incredible potential. Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can provide all of the same required services live and online, through a fully-secure, HIPAA-compliant platform, as they can in person — and can do so with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency and flexibility. We love working with kids on the spectrum and find great satisfaction in seeing them progress and succeed.

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects communication, social skills, and behavior. It is estimated that 1 in 54 children in the United States has ASD, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Symptoms of ASD generally appear by ages 2-3 and may include difficulties in the following areas:

Behavior

  • Rigidity of behavior and routines.
  • Repetition of words or phrases the individual hears.
  • Continued intense interest in a particular topic or object, with difficulty shifting focus.
  • Sensory differences with varied sensitivity to light, noise, sound, texture, or temperature.

Communication

  • Following directions.
  • Communicating wants and needs.
  • Comprehending nonverbal communication, such as gestures.

Social Skills

  • Understanding others’ points of view.
  • Difficulty initiating and maintaining conversation.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, and tone of voice.

Since ASD is a spectrum disorder, symptoms and their severity vary greatly. Some individuals with ASD may also demonstrate impairments in food tolerance, fine and gross motor skills, sleep, or attention.

Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder

eLuma offers unparalleled online speech therapy solutions for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as an array of other spectrum related conditions. We know that the key to helping these students is to first see and then unlock their incredible potential. Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can provide all of the same required services live and online, through a fully-secure, HIPAA-compliant platform, as they can in person — and can do so with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency and flexibility. We love working with kids on the spectrum and find great satisfaction in seeing them progress and succeed.

Sources:

  1. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Available at  https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/autism/.
  2. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Autism. Available at https://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Clinical-Topics/Autism/.
  3. Autism Speaks. What is Autism? Available at https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Available at https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html.
  5. National Institute of Mental Health. Autism Spectrum Disorder. Available at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml.
  6. Regis College. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and What Should Parents and Educators Know? Available at https://online.regiscollege.edu/blog/what-is-autism-spectrum-disorder/.

Get a Free Consultation

If you have questions about online school based speech therapy and how it works, we invite you to check out our Why Online Therapy and How Online Therapy Works pages to learn more about how effective, affordable, and popular it really is.

If you want to learn more about how eLuma’s online speech therapy services can help your school district, we’re happy to provide a free consultation to talk through your specific needs.

eLuma School Partnerships Director

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