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Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behavior. Because of the range of the symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
People usually call it autism (say aw-tiz-um), but officially it is an autism spectrum disorder because these problems happen when the brain develops differently and has trouble making sense of the world and helping someone communicate.
Children suffering from autism have trouble communicating. They have problems understanding what other people think and feel. This situation makes it very hard to express their words, gestures, facial expressions, and touch. A child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who is very sensitive may be greatly troubled, sometimes even pained by sounds, touches, smells, or sights that seem normal to others.
Children who are autistic may have repetitive stereotyped body movements such as rocking, pacing, or hand flapping. They are very much responsive to the change in their routines or aggressive or self-injurious behavior. Some children with autism may also develop seizures that may not occur until adolescence.
It is possible to say how you might feel when the suspicion starts to creep up that your son or daughter might have a disability. For some parents, it's absolutely heartbreaking.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can look different in different people. It is a developmental disability that affects the way people communicate, behave or interact with others. There is no single cause for it, and symptoms can be very mild or very serve. The main features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are problems with social communication and interaction.
People with ASD often have symptoms or aspects of other conditions, such as;
Even if your child hasn't been officially been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He/She may still benefit from certain treatments. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) makes those treatments possible for children under age 3 who may be at risk for developmental problems. The type of treatment a child receives for ASD depends on his individual needs. They can include different kinds of therapies, to improve speech and behavior, and sometimes meditations to manage any condition related to autism.
The treatment of your child can benefit from most depends on his situation and needs, but goals are the same; to reduce his symptoms and improve his learning and development.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA): ABA is often used in schools and clinics to help a child learn positive behavior and reduces the negative ones. This approach can be used to improve a wide range of skills, and there are different situations including.
Discrete Trial Training (DTT) uses simple lessons and positive reinforcement.
Pivotal Response Training (PRT) helps to develop the motivation to learn and communicate.
Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) is the best for children under age 5.
Verbal Behaviour Intervention (VBI) focuses on language skills.
This kind of treatment is better than Floortime. That's because it involves you getting on the floor with your child to play and do the activities he likes. It's meant to support emotional and intellectual growth by helping him learn skills around communication and emotions.
This treatment uses visual clues such as picture cards to help your child learn everyday skills like getting dressed. Information is broken down into small steps so he can learn it more easily.
This is another visual-based treatment, but it uses symbols instead of picture cards. Your child learns to ask questions and communicate through special symbols.
This kind of treatment helps your child learn life skills like feeding and dressing, bathing, and understand how to relate to other people. The skills he learns are meant to help him live as independently as he can.
If your child is easily upset by things like bright lights, certain sounds, or the feeling of being touched, this therapy can help him learn to deal with that kind of sensory information.
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