How Labeling Children with Autism can be Limiting

Video Summary

The educational director of a special needs school discusses the pros and cons of diagnostic lables for professionals and caregivers working with children on the autism spectrum.

"It's so important for families, professionals, teachers, clinicians, to look at the child as a child who needs to learn and just forget the label, forget the label for a minute. "
— Rosa C. Martinez, PhD, Educational Director, The Children's Center


    • Autism-General Information
    • labeling
    • autism: definition
    • levels of severity in autism
    • Early Intervention (EI)
    • Functional Behavior Analysis
    • Family Life
    • daily living issues
    • parenting
    • raising children with autism
    • Learning
    • school readiness skills
    • using gestures
    • Milestones
    • not eating with a spoon
    • Social Interaction
    • lack of relatedness
    • Therapies
    • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
    • working with autism
    • therapy strategies
    • ability to generalize skills
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • social vocalization

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