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An Interview with Emily Rubin

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An Interview with Emily Rubin

Murphy, C. (2011, January 18). The ASHA Leader.

The alarming rise in the incidence of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is well known. The Autism Society of America posted the following statistics on its website about the impact in the United States:
  • ASD prevalence is estimated at 1 in 110 births
  • 1 to 1.5 million Americans live with ASDs
  • ASD is the fastest-growing developmental disability
  • There is 10%–17 % annual growth in the number of children diagnosed with ASDs
  • $60 billion is the estimated annual cost in health care services and productivity, 60% of which are in adult services
  • In 10 years, the annual cost will be $200–400 billion (Autism Society of America, 2010)

The most important statistic for speech-language pathology is that the cost of lifelong care can be reduced by two-thirds with early diagnosis and intervention (Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent, & Rydell, 2006). I have read about the various treatment methods for children with ASDs and have been fascinated with the range of approaches. One of the leading learning system curriculums, developed over a long period of time, is the SCERTS Model®.

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