Autism symptoms and treatments

Autism

Social interactions

fail to establish friendships with children same age

Lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, interests with other people

Lack of empathy

Verbal skills

Delay or lack in learning to talk

Problems continuing a conversation after it has begun

Repetitive use of language of a phrase they have heard

Limited interest in activities or play

Focus on parts of toys rather than playing with entire toy

Preoccupation with certain topics, as video games, trading cards

A need for routines- eat bread before salad or insist on driving the same route to school every day

Body rocking and hand flapping

Autism- Treatment overview

The primary goal of treatment is to improve the overall ability of the child to function.

Treatment including nutritional strategies are tailored to the individual needs and available family resources. 

 

In general, children with autism respond best to highly structured and specialized treatments. A program that addresses helping parents and improving communication, social behavior, adapative and learning aspects of a child’s life will be most successful.

 

 

 

 

 

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