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Autism Specialist & Speech Language Therapist
Helping Children with Special Needs & Their Families

As an educational consultant and speech and language therapist, my goal is to improve the quality of lives of children with special needs. As an autism specialist, I know that fostering communication between a child and their parent is both essential and an intrinsic factor that brings joy to the family.

From my international clinical work, to my academic work as a professor & consultant in NYC, and through my work with individual children and families, I offer practical knowledge that enables you to evaluate communication therapies and special education curricula – and to make sound decisions rooted in evidence-based practice.

International Educational Consultant & Autism Expert

I have been honored and blessed to work with 100s of families and children around the world and witness their progress. In my work with you, I am committed to:

  • Provide you with essential knowledge about autism and how it’s diagnosed
  • Understand the range of social communication behaviors you might see in your child
  • Learn the how and why of developmental assessment, including autism assessment (ADOS)
  • Choose evidence-based treatments and interventions that address your child’s specific communication and related needs (ABA & developmental)
  • Support your child’s development of key skills, such as motor imitation, joint attention, play, and spontaneous communication
  • Support you in navigating the complex emotions associated with a child’s diagnosis

Thanks to my interdisciplinary background, clinical expertise, and many years of experience around the world as an autism specialist & speech-language therapist, I work with a team of experts and together we translate theory into practice. We take what we know and put it into action. I am known for working at a practical level, modeling what I teach, and providing a variety of customized, simple effective strategies to support the child’s language and communication development.

Click here to learn more about my Autism and Speech Therapy Services.

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Autism Treatment Questions – Hours of Treatment for Your Special Needs Child

By | Dr. Donia Fahim Blog, Everything Autism, Parenting Tips | 2 Comments
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Among the most frequent autism treatment questions from parents to special educators and therapists is, “How many hours of treatment is best for my child?”

Of course, the answer will vary from child to child and parent to parent, based on the particular condition and the amount of participation the parents and/or caregiver are available and able to provide. In Chapter 7 of our book, Let’s Talk, we outline the recommendations from a variety of agencies and foundations that support families of children with special needs. It is important to remember that quality always trumps quantity.

Here is a …

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