AUTISM

It occupies my days and my mind.  I used to give presentations on information from Dr. Jane Healey, who I brought to Abilene to speak about her book “Failure to Connect” regarding her prediction that technology would ultimately change our children’s brains.  As I assess 2- and 3-year old children as the SLP on an Early Childhood Autism team, I am seeing a great number of children who  do not meet the criteria of autism, but who do demonstrate evidence of  “different brains” and spend an extraordinary time within a “television” or “game time” environment.  If you begin hours of this activity  prior to age 2, there will be differences.

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