Types of Sensory Disorders and their connection to autism

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Types of Sensory Disorders and their connection to autism

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Children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, there are several different manifestations that are going on. They may have auditory processing. They may have visual processing. They may have language processing. Quite often, children on the spectrum have a combination of those three. Just because a child has an auditory processing, a language processing or visual processing issue does not mean that they are autistic. Typically we see certain things going on in clusters. We'll see a language processing deficient with an auditory component. They are all part of the same system, that's a cluster and we can treat that. We may also see a child who has a visual processing issue, who many not have anything else going on, and we treat that. So you can have a combination of things going on with a child in their sensory systems.

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Erin Kayem, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

As a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Neurodevelopmental Learning Institute/Brain Enhancement Institute, Erin Kayem is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Erin graduated from the University of Manitoba, Canada, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Linguistics. She also graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Once completing her undergraduate work, Erin went on to obtain her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Erin has had extensive experience working with children of all ages in various medical and clinical settings. This has given her a strong background in all areas of child and adolescent speech and language delays/disorders, including, neurogenic speech and language disorders, oral motor and swallowing disorders, voice disorders and apraxia. Erin also specializes in the treatment of auditory processing disorders and other learning disabilities as they relate to speech and language development. She is a national speaker, author, trainer, and mother. Her years of dedication to the field have helped both children and adults.

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