Entries by The Star Academy

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Portraits of Hope – Justin

JUSTIN’S portrait of hope DIAGNOSIS: Autism AGE AT DIAGNOSIS: 2 ½ BEGAN SERVICES WITH CARD: October, 2005 ABA HOURS PER WEEK: 25 hours MAJOR MILESTONES: When his 60-minute tantrums became tantrums of only a few minutes MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS: Recovery from autism on June 12, 2008 HOBBIES AND ACTIVITIES: Boy Scouts, Little League baseball, flag football, […]

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Portraits of Hope – Kyle

KYLE’S portrait of hope DIAGNOSIS: Autism AGE AT DIAGNOSIS: 18 months BEGAN SERVICES WITH CARD: July, 2005 ABA HOURS PER WEEK: 35 hours MAJOR MILESTONES: At 3 ½, Kyle went from three or four-word sentences to sentences of ten to twelve words. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS: Gifted student, in honors class, won 1st place in horseback riding, […]

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Portraits of Hope – Logan

LOGAN’S portrait of hope DIAGNOSIS: Mild-Moderate Autism Spectrum Disorder AGE AT DIAGNOSIS: 19 months BEGAN SERVICES WITH CARD: March 2003 ABA HOURS PER WEEK: 15 to start, Up to 35 in first year, down to 10-15 during last year MAJOR MILESTONES: Saying his first word at 23 months old, having a best friend, having his […]

Defining aspergers

Diagnostic Criteria for 299.80 Asperger’s Disorder ====================================================================== [The following is from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM IV] (I) Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following: (A) marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, and gestures […]