Asperger’s Specialist Fairfield OH

Named after Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who identified the condition in 1944, Asperger’s syndrome falls on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Autism spectrum disorders is an umbrella term covering a host of disorders, including classic autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified.

Cincinnati Center for Autism
(513) 874-6789
200 Office Park Drive
Fairfield, OH
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Respite, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Physical Therapy Options, Inc.
(513) 821-0346
10133 Springfield Pike, Suite A
Cincinnati, OH
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Childrens Diagnostic Center
(513) 737-1681
631 Woodlawn Ave
Hamilton, OH
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Russell Stuart Kravetz
(513) 881-7189
1490 University Blvd
Hamilton, OH
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Butler Behavioral Health Services Inc
(513) 896-7887
111 Buckeye St
Hamilton, OH
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Developmental Intervention Services, LLC
(513) 686-9470
5224 Kings Mills Rd. # 289
Mason, OH
Support Services
Early Intervention, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Richard Jerome Brown
(513) 868-1562
2100 Pleasant Ave
Hamilton, OH
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Children's Diagnostic Center Inc
(513) 868-1562
221 High St
Hamilton, OH
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Julie A Renner
(513) 867-5866
851 Walnut St.
Hamilton, OH
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Children's Diagnostic Center
(513) 868-1562
2100 Pleasant Ave
Hamilton, OH
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Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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By Catherine Guthrie

Lisa Everitt first noticed something awry with her son, Mark, when he turned three. An active and happy infant, he was becoming anxious and depressed. Doctors fingered Everitt’s looming divorce as the source of her son’s moodiness, but the Colorado mom suspected a more profound problem.

Her fear was confirmed when Mark started first grade. Overwhelmed by the chaos of the classroom, she says, he spent much of his time lying on the floor with his hands clapped over his ears. Not knowing where to turn for help, Everitt found herself immersed in a maze of medical jargon and misdiagnoses. “A string of people gave Mark the diagnosis du jour,” she says. “Everyone had an idea of what was wrong with him, and no two people agreed.” Over the next few years, she and Mark hopscotched from one doctor’s office to another. Then, when Mark was in fifth grade, a cognitive behavioral therapist correctly diagnosed him with Asperger’s syndrome. For the first time, Everitt felt like someone understood what she and Mark had been going through. “It was a huge relief,” she says.

Today, Mark is a sophomore in high school and learning what it means to be a typical 16-year-old boy. Like most children with Asperger’s, Mark is bright and articulate but socially awkward. “It’s never the academic stuff that’s a struggle for him,” says Everitt. “It’s more basic than that.” For instance, in the elementary school cafeteria, Mark would stuff his mouth full of food until he literally couldn’t swallow. “It was like he never learned how to chew with his back teeth. No one would sit with him at lunch because he shoved food into his mouth until he choked,” Everitt says. An occupational therapist spent three years teaching Mark how to chew his food.

But as soon as one problem resolves, another springs up to take its place. His Asperger’s makes Mark stand out from the crowd at an age when standing out isn’t cool. “Like many kids with Asperger’s, he’s just not interested in what other people think,” says Everitt. “That can be a good thing when people snub him or tease him,” but it can also be socially isolating.

Asper-what?

Named after Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who identified the condition in 1944, Asperger’s syndrome falls on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Autism spectrum disorders is an umbrella term covering a host of disorders, including classic autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified. Unlike kids with classic autism—often first signaled by a language delay—those with Asperger’s hone their language skills early and develop average or above-average intelligence. Mark began talking at 8 months and spoke in complete sentences before his first birthday.

Another clue of Asperger’s is a child’s near-obsession with a singular topic, such as Civil War battles or trading cards. Over the years, Mark’s obsessive tendencies have taken different shapes. Where once it was...

Author: Catherine Guthrie

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