Autism Spectrum is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects a child’s ability to communicate with others. It indeed causes significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and it affects individuals differently on varying degrees. The cause of Autism is unknown, and therefore access to appropriate support would help autistic children to enjoy a good quality of life.
Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficult because no medical test can diagnose the disorder. Doctors observe child’s behavior and development (growth) to detect the symptoms of ASD. Although, sometimes it can be detected at 18 months, but by age 2, diagnosis would be reliable. Diagnosis process includes two steps – Developmental Screening and Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation.
Autistic children face problem with social interactions and communication. Due to delayed language development and an inability to start conversation, they also have problem with understanding other’s emotions and feelings. Additionally, child with ASD shows restricted and repetitive patterns of thought, interest and physical behavior.
Early intervention services can significantly improve a child’s development. It helps Autistic children from birth to 3 years (36 months) learn important skills. Services include therapy to help child walk, talk and interact with others. Therefore, it is imperative for parents to take child to doctors immediately if they think that child has ASD or other developmental issues.
There are different types of ASD treatments available, including auditory training, discrete trial training, vitamin therapy, facilitated communication, music therapy, occupational therapy, and more to help a child handle behavioral, social and communication challenges effectively. In general, ASD treatment includes behavior approaches, dietary approaches, medication and complementary medicines.
Finding out your child has a learning disability is certainly disturbing, but the best thing you can do as a parent is simply to love and support your child. Get all facts about your child’s learning difficulties and how it affects learning process. You need to work with your child’s school to develop an individualized Education plan to set goals for your child, and describe support that may be needed to meet those goals.
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The need of every special child is unique and hence the treatment. These treatments are not done by any individual doctor or direct medicine. Its a team work. A sample team may have, A Speech Therapist, a Special Educator, a Psychologist, an Audiologist, a Physiotherapist, a Social Worker, a General Physician, Prosthetic / Orthotic Engineers & a Nurse.
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Dr. Pasupuleti Hanumantha Rao, M.D.(Ped), Ph.D.(Psychology),CPM & R (Bom), DN,FICP,FICA(USA), is an internationally-known specialist in Developmental Paediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine & Psychology. His generous contribution to assist the unprivileged along with the society, Dr. Rao and his works has achieved accolades from different organizations like FICCI, FIAMS, IMA, and B.J. Modi Foundation etc. Apart from being honoured by these highly prestigious organizations, Dr. Rao also received awards like Gem of India (1993), Bharat Jyoti (1994), Man of Asia (1996), Best Citizen of India (1999) and many more. All the honors and awards achieved by Dr. Rao are detailed on this page.