Many children with autism spectrum disorder who are put on a waiting are overlooked for their reserved behaviour as ‘well- behaved kids’, often miss out on early intervention. Often, parents also have reservations about the diagnosis of Autism, out of fear of the stigma behind being labelled as ‘autistic’.
Previously, autism was termed as a ‘lifelong’ progressive disability. But innovative treatment options through standard & conventional therapeutic approaches and newer treatment modules such as HBOT and stem cell therapy, have refuted this notion as they have helped in stopping the further deterioration of the brain, thus helping the kids to recover in a shorter span. The main aim of the treatment is to help children with autism spectrum disorder develop social and other essential skills.
An early detection of autism entails the possibility of early interventions. This means that the children have a chance of a much better quality of life. Since each child is different, these interventions need to be personalised at every account.
A recent study has confirmed that a delayed detection, of autism spectrum disorder, makes it even more challenging for the child to improve communication skills, and acute sensory issues. This ultimately could lead to increasingly poor emotional and social health and also slow progress.
For children with autism spectrum disorder, the skill-enhancing therapies are done in a systematic way by trained therapists. They work with the kids, under strict and ethical guidelines, to revive their skills. The programmes are tailored to benefit the adult population with autism too.
Why Should You Avoid A Delayed Diagnosis?
Study proves that a majority of children with autism spectrum disorder diagnosed when they were six years old, had unchanged IQ and functioning even when they were in their 40s. They still had underdeveloped language skills and engaged in aggressive or self-injurious behaviours. This outcome stands in stark contrast with the kids who underwent interventions before the age of two.