Autism

Privy Spotlight: Sonia’s Journey

Sonia Kirkpatrick noticed her oldest daughter was behind developmentally when compared to her siblings. Sonia set out to find why her daughter was insensitive to pain, lacked motor-skill dexterity, was inattentive, and could not interact socially with other children. After thousands of miles traveled and countless appointments with pediatricians, psychologists,[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash – What are the steps I should take to diagnose?

First off, let me go on the record to say, if you have any concerns of your child’s developmental delays or missed milestones, you need to contact your primary caregiver and/or local early intervention program immediately. It has been proven time and again that the earlier you seek intervention, the[…]

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MythBuster – Autism is a Mental Health Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder, which means it affects the functioning of the brain. Although many debate where we should draw the line between neurological and psychiatric disorders, at Privy Oasis, LLC we look at the concept of comprehensive mental health as much more than the mere absence[…]

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The Autistic Child

  3 Practices to Successfully Manage Challenging Behaviors Although each person with Autism is as unique as the disorder itself, one key trait seems consistent in almost every autistic person – communication. More specifically, an inability to or difficulty in communicating. At least 25% of autistic individuals are non-verbal, and[…]

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