Importance of early intervention for children with autism?

Sarah Clifford Scheflen, Speech Language Pathologist, explains the importance of early diagnosis and intervention with autistic children.
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Importance of early intervention for children with autism?

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So earlier intervention is critical, it is the most important thing that i could tell any parent. Again i can stress enough. If you are having any concerns like go and see someone. It is better to go get the help than wait. I seen children; it's amazing that they come into my office, if they had no language they gain tons of behaviors and looking not good for families but they come in their and they get the help and when they get the intervention and years later these kids you wouldn't be able to pick them out in a car just having autism. The earlier the better is what i find with these children. You know the research is finding, that if you get the help the child can do really well.

Sarah Clifford Scheflen, Speech Language Pathologist, explains the importance of early diagnosis and intervention with autistic children.

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Sarah Clifford Scheflen, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah Cilfford Scheflen, MS, CCC-SLP is a pediatric clinical speech–language pathologist who specializes in working with children with autism and other developmental disorders. She works exclusively with children, primarily between the ages of 12 months to eight years.

Sarah is the founder of Scheflen Speech–Language Pathology, Inc., her private practice in Santa Monica, California, as well as the co-founder (together with autism advocate Jenny McCarthy) of Teach2Talk, LLC, a producer of quality educational products including video–modeling DVDs that teach children a variety of skills including appropriate behavior, social skills, play and language. 

She is also the senior speech–language pathologist on staff at an intensive partial–hospitalization program for autism located at a major public research university located in Los Angeles, California, where Sarah has provided therapy to hundreds of children with autism spectrum disorders and conducted research into various treatment modalities. 

Sarah is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, and her research focuses on teaching play, social skills and language to children through video modeling.

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