How Autism Is Treated.wps
How Autism is Treated
Once you find out your child is Autistic you will then want to begin some type of treatment plan. There are teeming at odds treatments for Autism. Many worry that they will obtain to occasion medications that can be dangerous to their child. This is not the case. While some children need medication not all children do. There are a lot of other treatments available to the Autistic child besides prescription medication.
Some people will go with the standard type of treatment plan, while others will try an alternative, natural plan. We will look at some different types of treatment for Autism.
There are many types of medications used in treating Autism. These medications can be for colorful problems associated with Autism. Some are used to help with anxiety that is often found in Autistic children. Autistic children sometimes have problems with falling asleep. Medication can be used to help with this. Antipsychotic drugs are often used in children dealing with behavioral problems. These medications will not cure the Autism. Medications can have terrible side effects. The child needs to be monitored closely while on any medication.
Occupational therapy helps to teach the Autistic child to be independent. They learn daily skills they need like dressing, or taking a bath. They will work on fine motor skills. They also teach the child to use any devices they may have to help them function in average life. They will be taught safety measures. This could be safety when outside, or dangers in the cave.
Many Autistic children require physical therapy. This type of therapy can help children with low muscle tone. They and work with young children on basic motor skills. This can include walking, standing, and rolling. Many Autistic children can have other health problems. These problems can blessing from physical therapy too.
Behavioral therapy will concentrate on teaching the Autistic child appropriate behaviors. Usually this will include some framework of a reward system. They are taught how to end domination social settings. This therapy is often done in the child's home station. The parents are taught ways to deal with the child's unwanted behaviors. Usually an Autistic child will learn they will be rewarded for good behaviors, and they will stop some of the best behavior.
Autistic children often have a hard time communicating. They have problems understanding non verbal cues. Some Autistic children do not speak at all, so they have to be taught ways to communicate with others. Children with Autism need to be taught about body language. Some children with Autism that do not speak are taught to communicate by signing, or with the use of pictures. The speech therapist will work on getting a non verbal child to speak.
These are just a few of the myriad treatments available to a child with Autism. Not all children will require all of the treatments. The very important item is to find a treatment plan that works for your child. With proper chart your Autistic child can thrive.