Article  |   September 2011
Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Global Perspective
Author Affiliations
  • Alisha S. Richmond
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Special Populations / Autism Spectrum / International & Global
Article   |   September 2011
Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Global Perspective
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders September 2011, Vol.1, 39-46. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.39
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders September 2011, Vol.1, 39-46. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.39

The incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is rising in prevalence worldwide. In order to provide appropriate assessment and treatment practices, it is essential to examine the governmental influence and family perspectives concerning this disorder. Results of qualitative and quantitative studies provide salient information for implementing effective and culturally appropriate assessment and treatment practices for children with an ASD diagnosis. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists should promote and support efforts that will increase the global public’s awareness of the disorder, collaborative research efforts, and the development of culturally appropriate assessment and service.

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