Is your child at risk of autism? Numerous occupational therapists and experts believe that children with autism often have problems with expressing sensory information their bodies receive from their surroundings.
For many parents of kids with autism, flapping can be one of the first signs to be alert. At first this may seem to be cute in kids, but as they grow older, these signs may seem odd in general. The flapping is a repetitive gesture of the hands and / or arms flow in people of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). The flapping is one of the signs that allow parents to determine that their child is autistic, and early detection can help parents to child their child’s behavioral pattern.
Children with autism “flapper” when they are happy, or interested...
The term “pervasive development disorders,” is also called PDD and is associated with a series of conditions that include time lags in the development of many basic human skills. The most prominent among these is communication and the ability to socialize with others or to use imagination. Children with PDD are often confused and typically have problems in understanding what’s going around them.
Disorders described herein may be more or less severe. Some may be present and others not. To diagnose autism or PDD, a number of symptoms must be associated. Different classifications have been developed to enable these diagnostics, which must be based on accurate assessments of human difficulties.
Impaired Social Interactions
People with autism have a poor understanding of social or emotional...
If your child suffers for autism, you may probably by now, understand his / her difficulties in expressing their needs, adjusting with their environment, behavioral patterns and more. Although, it seems to be a tough task, parents can implement behavioral therapy to help their child communicate better. ABA is the application of behavioral principles, to everyday situations, that will, over time, increase or decrease targeted behaviors. This therapy has been used to help children acquire many different skills, such as language skills, self-help skills, and play skills.
Since there are different variations of autism symptoms in children, there has been considerable overlap among people, which has led to the concept of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.
1 out of every 68 children are affected by ASD in the U.S, and occur mostly among boys compared to girls. While most reports indicate autism to be on the rise, it’s unclear if the growing number is due to actual increase or improved detection of the condition.
Lack of proper knowledge about autism can make it difficult for people living with it, have their condition recognized. More often than not, false perception about the condition prevail in the society, leading to people with autism being isolated and in some cases, lead to abuse and bullying.
This article hopes to throw light on some myths that have been circulating around the world, and how they need to be corrected.
For a long time, autism has been perceived as a mysterious and obscure pathology. For a long time people with autism have been considered “ineducable”, impossible to socialize and incapable of learning. When “autism” was first diagnosis and acknowledged, parents of autism affected children were told that “there is not much to do”.
The same prejudice was seen back in history, during the nineteenth century, when the deaf were considered as mentally retarded and placed in the asylums. Till today autism evokes a thought of “mental illness”, a “psychiatric disorder” and are put under priority care. The moment a child has been diagnosed with autism, he /she is recommended to a psychiatrist and access to education or schooling is often incidental.