Entries by The Star Academy

Treatment for Autism

A Treatment for Autism The Star Academy grounds itself in Applied Behavioral Analysis as a treatment for Autism in children and adolescents. Applied Behavioral Analysis, otherwise known as ABA was developed by Ivar Lovaas and is widely accepted as a ‘intensive behavioral approach’ (Parritz & Troy, 2014) specifically designed to reduce problem behavior and build […]

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School of Autism

School of Autism: Autism Spectrum Disorder has been defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) as a childhood disorder classified by impairments in social cognition and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. This diagnosis may also be accompanied by atypical sensitivity to sensory aspects of one’s environment. As such, the question remains: “Can […]

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School for autistic savants

School for autistic savants, should these exist? Firstly, let us explore the word autistic savant and what it means. A savant is typically classified as an individual possessing extraordinary abilities, far surpassing the average. Autistic savants carry with them the diagnosis of autism, which means that they will most likely demonstrate poor social skills. Areas […]