Symptoms And Therapies For Autism

Neurodevelopmental disorder such as repetitive behavior, communication difficulties and social impairment are some of the common signs of autism. The symptoms can vary from person to person. Autism is classified as a spectrum disorder which indicates presence of different features within individuals. While few people showcase mild symptoms others can show severe symptoms and major effects relating to it. To diagnose a patient of the disease, it is essential to understand its symptoms and work along with doctor to treat it.

SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM:

  • People suffering from autism have difficulty in interacting with people. They always prefer to stay alone and don’t want to be comforted when they are upset. 
    • They do not like to share, play and talk with others as they don’t show much interest while interacting with others. 
    • They usually show aggressive behaviors with others as well as to themselves. 
    • They generally have fussy food consumption habits.
    • They follow specified routines and schedules and get depressed or upset when there is a slight change in the routine.

If you find your child or any dear ones showing these symptoms it is better to seek autism help such that it can be reduced or controlled in the earlier stages of syndrome.

Treatment and therapies for autism:

Autism is a permanent disorder which can only be reduced but not completely cured. There are various different autism therapy and treatments which have been incorporated to help people to lead a better happy life. The symptoms and behaviors can vary according to time and individuals, hence the treatments are customized as per the condition of patient.

• Verbal behavioral therapy: This therapy is used for children who have verbal communication problems. They are taught about words, forming sentences, grammar and how to respond to the questions. This therapy helps people to learn even more apart from their learning language. During sessions, patients are also helped to understand the minutest of things no matter whether it is about a small cookie or a huge steamer. 
• Applied behavioral analysis: This therapy has been used from the past 50 years and is one of the most researched therapies for autism. It is one of the scientific approaches which is followed to help child communicate, play, develop social skills and reduce some problematic behaviors. The treatment is broken down into small segments so that child is able to cope up with it at a faster pace.