Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder where a person has difficulty in learning social skills and engaging in a society in a neuro-typical way. A person with autism gets anxious in social situations and finds it difficult to apprehend others emotions and concentrate. Autism is a spectrum disorder which means that not everyone is affected the same way. Some kids suffer from subtle symptoms while some face more visible challenges.
Could Your Child Be Autistic?
Every child has a unique way of perceiving, understanding, and relating to the world. So, once in a while you will see every child doing something atypical. But if it becomes a norm or if it starts to hamper his emotional growth, it’s time to consult a specialist. If you suspect your child might have autism, watch out for the following symptoms:
- Delay in the development of cognitive and language skills
- Not making or maintaining eye contact
- Not showing emotions in their face
- Not looking bothered when someone cries or is hurt
- Not wanting to play with peers
- Not being expressive through singing, dancing, acting, ot hand gestures
- Showing special liking to keeping things in an order of their choice
- Showing obsessive/compulsive behavior
- Reacting unusually to normal social or sensorial stimuli
- Lack of or excessive fear
If you see your child showing one or more symptoms, it is best to consult a child psychiatrist and figure out the underlying cause.
How Is Autism Treated At Serene Mind Clinic
The treatment for autism is different for every person. Dr. Manoj Kumar says, “We customize the treatment for each child depending on the severity of their symptoms.” The treatment mainly consists of behavioral therapy that guides the child to ‘fitin’ better in social spheres. Similarly, therapies also include developmental and educational guidance. Some children need medication to manage their neuro-atypical symptoms. Changes or modifications in lifestyle and a healthy regime of exercise and diet have also shown positive effects on children coping with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).