Harvard Health Blog
A strengths-based approach to autism
By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor At our sonís 18-month checkup five years ago, our pediatrician expressed concern. Gio wasnít using any words, and would become so frustrated he would bang his head on the ground. Still, my husband and I were in denial. We dragged our feet. Meanwhile, our son grunted and screamed; people said things. Finally we started therapy with early intervention services.