Current Research

Motor Sensory Difference and Apraxia in Autism

Nearly two-thirds of autistic individuals are also apraxic.  Apraxia is a neurological condition affecting the ability to perform actions, such a speech and purposeful movement of the body, on demand.  

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Individuals who are apraxic have difficulty executing planned, sequenced and organized movement. Cueing, verbal prompts and proprioceptive feedback may help improve praxis. 

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Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective is the result of a collaborative effort by parents, therapists, clinicians, and researchers from all disciplines in science including physics, engineering, and applied mathematics.  The research focuses on the motor sensory differences in autism 

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Traditional Assessment measures underestimate individuals with motor differences

Current means of assessing cognition, language and academic achievement may be underestimating the ability of nonspeaking individuals. 

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Adaptive assessment demonstrated age appropriate to mildly delayed language skills in nonspeaking individuals with cerebral palsy.  The authors call for use of AAC when assessing individuals with motor differences. 

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Neurodiversity

Autistic author, John Elder Robison reflects about college and including nonspeaking individuals after meeting one of GKTC's nonspeaking clients.

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A discussion of identity-first versus person-first language

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Psychologist, Vikram Jaswal reviews Neurotribes and discusses the implications for new directions in autism research and understanding.

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Communication is a fundamental human right

ASAN supports access to communication for all nonspeaking individuals. 

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