Contact: Elizabeth Pfeiffer
5940 Hamilton Blvd, Ste B, Allentown, PA 18106
(610) 395-2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This provider offers private and school-based occupational, physical, and speech therapy services for both children and adults. Their mission is to provide services that are contextually focused and utilize best practices that are evidence-based. Assessment and intervention processes are implemented to support the individual, as well as family members and school personnel, to enhance quality of life and participation in meaningful daily activities and interactions. Therapists have advanced training in sensory Integration, neuro-development treatment, myofascial release, listening programs, vision therapy, yoga, feeding and social skills interventions.
Seeing the Spectrum: A new history of autism
The New Yorker, 1/25/16
From the article: "The world has always been unpredictable and disorderly, and some people have always found its ways unbearable. But there hasn't always been autism or its related categories, Aspergers syndrome and (the current official term) autism-spectrum disorder."
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism (book review)
The Guardian, 1/17/16
From the article: "The authors delve into the dark era of institutionalisation, stories of rival American autism charities and their campaigns for schooling, rights and research. The often toxic infighting between charities, educationalists, researchers, parents and activists is examined at exhaustive length."
Moving Past the "Asperger Syndrome" Label
From the article: "Having one term to describe all kinds of autism is a big step toward recognizing each childs individual strengths, and focusing attention on the kind of care that is most needed. Changing the debate about individual labels allows parents and providers to focus on the services needed by each child."
Documenting a Friends Daily Life With Aspergers Syndrome
From the article: "For the last two years, Christian Wilbur has
been photographing Kelsey, a high school friend he met when they were both in the viola section of the schools chamber orchestra."
After The Diagnosis: How Families Experience Autism
NPRs Weekend Edition, 1/17/16
From the broadcast: "Raising kids is rewarding and raising kids is hard. That work is compounded when you have a child with autism. And each of these families experiences the disorder differently.On Saturday, we heard four parents share the moment they learned their children had autism, and the signs that led them to seek a doctor's opinion. Now, we learn their experience following the diagnoses, the resources they found and help they still need."
The Mysterious Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Abilities
The Atlantic, 1/15/15
From the article: "Savant syndrome is a loose term that refers to people who have a combination of significant cognitive difficulties, often stemming from autism, and profound skillsislands of genius, in the words of Wisconsin-based psychiatrist Darold Treffert, an independent scholar who has studied savants for more than half a century."
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