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Epic Strides Programs

Current research indicates that intensive early intervention  based on the principles of ABA is the most effective intervention available for children with autism.  Children with learning disabilities, sensory integration difficulties, Asperger’s Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, neurological disorders, and emotional disabilities often need additional training.  Our Epic Team has developed programs that will help your child.  

Here we have a checklist that is designed to help parents and teachers assess whether a child might be having problems with his or her auditory system (auditory processing or auditory integration).

  • Does not pay attention (listen) to instruction 50% or more of the time
  • Demonstrates below average performance in one or more academic area(s)
  • Has difficulty following verbal directions -- often necessary to repeat instructions
  • Cannot attend to auditory stimuli for more than a few seconds
  • Says "Huh?" and "What?" at least five or more times per day
  • Has a short attention span
  • Easily distracted by background noise
  • Has "startle" response to sudden sound or movement
  • Gives unusual descriptions of sounds, auditory stimulation or sensation
  • Needs frequent "quiet time" to regain mental energy and composure
  • Frequently misunderstands what is said
  • Forgets what is said in a few minutes
  • Daydreams -- attention drifts -- not with it at times
  • Constant humming or audible self-talk
  • Does not comprehend many words, not grasping verbal concepts appropriate for age/grade level
  • Does not learn well through use of the auditory channel

Also check out this Child Milestone Checklist provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Ages 2 months to 5 years (Available in English & Spanish). CDC Checklist