Autism is a psycho somatic disorder is a complex condition that affects the normal development of the brain. It is a condition that affects both the mental and physical well being. It is not a single disorder but a group of ailments. Autistic children encounter problems both in verbal and non-verbal Communication. As a result they face difficulty in social interactions. They may exhibit multiple symptoms which include repetitive behavior, restricted interests, hyper- sensitivity to light, touch, etc. The detection of Autism may depend on its severity. Though mostly detected between 2 – 5 years, but there may be cases when an individual may suffer from the disorder but may not realize it lifelong. As already mentioned earlier it is a spectrum of disorders and the causes too may be many, which may be genetics, environmental, immunological, etc. Thus only with watchful eyes of the parents can this problem be identified early. We at speechplus.in being one of the leading speech therapy centre in Kolkata , through this blog will try to create a basic awareness of this disorder and ways to treat it.
Each child or person suffering from Autism is unique and thus the treatment for the same should be specific as per the need. However early detection of the problem helps in a way that it offers a scope for early intervention by behavioral treatments or medicines and both in some cases. The early intervention and treatment may involve the participation of the child’s entire family working closely with a team of team of experts in the field. In some cases therapist may pay a visit to home and can include the parent in the therapy sessions. In others the child is to visit a specialized center or a school where training is imparted. Scientific studies show that early behavioral intervention improves chances of gaining the communication skills required for the child.
The Possibilities Of Recovery From Autism:
Since the problem of Autism is very complex involving multiple factors it is difficult to predict the recovery. Growing evidence suggests that a small minority of persons with autism progress to the point where they no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The best outcome following the treatment may be that the child may have scored normal on the I.Q , Language, school placement tests and so on. However what has been noted is that where the intervention is early the possibility of recovery is much faster. With better support the people who are suffering problem can do better in all spheres of life. In certain cases medication can be prescribed to treat certain conditions of ASD, which may be treating sleeping problems, depression, epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AHHD).