Autism in Children
Autism is a brain disorder that hinders a person’s ability to communicate or relate to others. It is thought to be a genetic disorder, as it often runs in families. This disorder can also affect how a child understands and processes information that is sensory in nature.
Autism is usually diagnosed by the time a child reaches the age of three; however, some cases are not diagnosed until later. Typically parents are the first to notice the signs and seek the advice of their pediatrician.
Signs and Symptoms of Autism:
- Toddlers dont talk or they don’t try talk like trying to speak small words.
- Slight or no eye contact with others
- Plays alone
- Delayed language development
- Resistance to any change or learn
Treatment methods: behavioral, speech, and occupational therapy, parent education, and sometimes medications. Since each child with autism is different, treatment methods are usually individualized.