Speech therapy is an intervention which aims at enhancing a child's speech skills and abilities to understand and express language, including nonverbal language.
Vitamin B12 (Methyl-B12) is a water soluble vitamin which is naturally present in certain food items such as eggs, milk, meat and fish. But, it is commonly deficient in children with autism as they have limited ability to absorb vitamin B12. Lack of vitamin B12 is responsible for the severity of autism.
There are several theories about the association of symptoms of Autism, to the gut of the child. It has also been observed that several foods or types of foods, have an effect on the child’s behavior, and response. It could also be said that children with Autism face some trouble in getting the right kind of nutrition due to certain sensory processing difficulties. Hence, a modified, or a systematic diet plan becomes an essential part of the conventional interventions for Autism.
Medical management of autism is a method wherein specific medicines and drugs are used in order to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with autism.
As the name itself suggests, Occupational therapy is a systematic practice which assists people in developing the 'skills for the job of living', necessary for independent and satisfying lives.
It is therefore, a means of alleviating some of the social, communication, and behavioral tendencies that are associated with children on the autism spectrum.
One of the oldest and most effective methods of understanding and modifying your child’s behavior and helping their social and emotional conduct, has been Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). It is a type of behavior therapy used extensively with Autism.
Psychological Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders, is of the utmost importance. Psychological Intervention for ASD is not only of therapeutic significance, but also, a very substantial diagnostic tool.
At any given point in time, there are thousands of external and internal sensory stimuli that are being experienced by our body. Sensory integration is about how our brain receives and processes sensory information so that we can do the things we need to do in our everyday life.
Children with Autism are known to have problems of varying degrees with respect to Sensory Processing. Therefore, Sensory Integration Therapy is a process through which, children are exposed to different everyday sensory stimuli, in a systematic, and repetitive way, with the theoretical assumption that their body will eventually get used to the stimuli, adapt to it, and react to the same, more efficiently.
As a parent, the most important thing to do at home is to work closely with the pediatrician and occupational therapist to moderate the medication being taken by the child.
Moreover, it is important to keep track of the benefits being seen in a child so it is easier to gauge what works for a child and what does not.
Also, it is highly advisable for a parent to be aware of the side effects associated with some of the medicines and drugs. This is to help both the child, as well as the pediatrician and occupational therapist gauge the effects of a specific drug on the child.
Medical management of autism can be at done at anytime, since it works to alleviate the symptoms associated with ASD. This, however, should be strictly done under a registered medical practitioners supervision.
Different countries have different standards regarding the prescription of some drugs such as antidepressants or SSRIs, so depending on the country's laws, a licensed pediatrician or doctor can prescribe the medication that is to be taken.
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