INFORMATION RESOURCES

In Neurodesarrollo Quito we seek the continuous training of parents, professionals and the community, we share in this space reliable information for their learning.

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WEB page to prepare children with ASD for the medical visit:

http://www.doctortea.org/

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Training organized by easy-to-understand modules aimed at parents and other caregivers of children and young people with ASD, totally free.

https://health.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/centers/cedd/adept.html

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Resources recommended by the MIND Institute UC Davis in Spanish regarding various neurodevelopmental disorders and syndromes

https://health.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/resources/resources_spanish.html

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The MIND Institute Resource Center presents 6 counseling modules in Spanish for families of people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhgTlE-OqQc&t=2s

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National Down Syndrome Information for parents.

https://www.ndsccenter.org/bienvenidos/informacion-para-padres/

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Autism Society of North Carolina

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https://www.autismsociety-nc.org/#googtrans(es)

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University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University

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http://www.umcard.org/spanish/adultos-asd/

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VISUAL REINFORCEMENT SYSTEMS

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CHOOSING ESSENTIAL VOCABULARY

 

TEA OVERVIEW

They are developmental disorders that have a neurobiological origin and whose clearest signs and symptoms are evident during the first years of life in different ways in each person. The diagnostic criteria for ASD are found in the American Psychiatric Manual (DSM-V) within neurodevelopmental disorders.

The alterations are characterized, at different levels, by difficulties in communication and social interaction, and by the existence of repetitive and restricted patterns of activities and interests.

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ALARM SIGNS

DO NOT WAIT. Reacting early can make a big difference!

Possible "red flags"

People with an ASD may have the following characteristics:

  • Not responding to their name when they are 12 months old.

  • Not pointing to objects to show interest (not pointing to a passing airplane) by the time they are 14 months old.

  • Do not play pretend games (play “feed” a doll) by the time they reach 18 months of age.

  • Avoid eye contact and want to be alone.

  • Having trouble understanding other people's feelings and talking about your own feelings.

  • Present delays in speech and language skills.

  • Repeating words or phrases over and over (echolalia).

  • Give answers unrelated to the questions asked.

  • Get irritated with small changes.

  • Have obsessive interests

  • Flap your hands, rock, or spin in circles.

  • Having unusual reactions to the sound, smell, taste, look, feel, or sound of things.

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INCREASED AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (CAA)

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are all communication methods, systems, strategies and tools that replace or complement speech. AAC is used by people who have complex communication needs, that is, who cannot speak or who have limited use of speech for different reasons (autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, among others).

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AAC without help: it is AAC that does not require tools or material help:

  • Facial expressions

  • Body language

  • Gestures

  • Sign language

AAC with help: it is the AAC that makes use of tools or material.

  • Symbol boards

  • Multiple choice cards

  • Keyboards

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (SAAC) dedicated

  • SAAC on mobile devices

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If you want to learn more about Augmentative and Alternative Communication you can visit the following web pages and our YouTube channel