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Diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome

By Janet Turansky The criteria for diagnosing Asperger’s syndrome (AS) in an individual vary depending on where the person lives and what symptoms he or she displays. For example, in the United States, an AS diagnosis requires that the individual … Continue reading

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Recognizing Characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome

By Janet Turansky An autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s syndrome affects many individuals throughout the world. Those affected by Asperger’s display difficulty interacting with others in social settings, and maintain rigid and recurring behavior patterns. Awareness of the specific characteristics stemming … Continue reading

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Membership Benefits Offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

by Janet Turansky A professional organization of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and researchers in the fields of speech, language, and hearing, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) currently maintains a total membership of nearly 150,000 people. By adhering to its stated mission … Continue reading

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An Overview of Stuttering

by Janet Turansky One of the most common speech disorders in today’s medical landscape, stuttering refers to the interruption of speech by involuntary prolongations of sounds and repetitions of syllables or phrases. Stuttering belongs to a larger family of disorders, … Continue reading

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