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  • Research Article
    Availability of Speech-Language Therapy to Individuals with ASD
    Author(s): Defense-Netrval and FernandesDefense-Netrval and Fernandes

    The significant increase in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and of the high costs of necessary therapeutic interventions and health care attention represent a great concern in public health. Once communication impairments are one of the diagnostic criteria for ASD, Speech-Language Therapy (SLT) should be one of the most important therapeutic interventions provided to these subjects. The aim of this study was to associate the offer of SLT services and the number of ASD individuals that use mainly speech to communicate and attend different institutions of a large metropolis in Brazil. A total of 915 individuals, attending one of 25 institutions of different types, were considered. The Student’s t-test was used to compare the institutions with and without SLT services and the proportion of verbal ASD individuals. The results indicate that there aren’t signif.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7890.1000117

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