Autism Treatment in Hyderabad
- May 14, 2019
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Is your child facing problems in the areas of communication, social skills, and behaviour?
Is he seeking help in gross motor skills, like writing and running?
Autism or Autism spectrum disorder is a brain developmental disorder affecting the pattern of children’s behaviour, thinking, social skills and language. It affects the way how a child reacts socially. This condition is most common in boys than in girls.
Autism causes several challenges with social interaction and communication. It includes several conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder.
Children with Autism may get addicted to some behaviours, and they do them repeatedly like flipping objects or smelling things. They may not like any changes in the schedule or changes in food. The difference in behaviour, thinking, social skills and language appear before the age of 3 years.
Causes of Autism
Most parents don’t know what caused Autism in their children. However, the following are some of the common causes of Autism:
- Genetic problems or syndromes
- Severe infections causing brain damage
- Pregnancy problems
Signs of Autism
Here are the few signs of Autism listed for you:
- Trouble in understanding and using gestures
- Unusual or inappropriate body language
- Lack of interest in sharing thoughts
- Failure to make friends
- Delay in learning
- Speaking in an abnormal tone
- Repetitive body movements
- Repeating words or phrases
- Difficulty communicating needs
- Fascinated by spinning objects
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder includes the assessment of patterns of child behaviour. The clinicians first look at the way how your child is interacting with others, followed by his communication and response. The diagnosis will be conducted by the trained specialists who talk to the child and ask questions to parents and other caregivers. However, there will be no medical tests.
If you doubt that your child is not developing normally, bring it to the notice of your primary healthcare provider. He may refer you to the psychologist, developmental & behavioural paediatrician, child psychiatrist or other providers who can conduct a diagnostic evaluation of Autism.
Treatment of Autism
Autism cannot be cured, but early detection of Autism benefits your child in several ways. Autism can be managed with some non-medical therapies that are tailored to a child’s individual needs. The treatment options for Autism may include Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and medications.
Behaviour and Communication Approaches
The behaviour and communication approaches for Autism include:
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA): ABA is a treatment approach which allows you to change the behaviour of the child based on certain principles of learning derived from behavioural psychology. These principles encourage meaningful and positive behaviour and teach new skills which a child can apply in new situations.
Different types of ABA:
- 1.Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
- 2.Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
- 3.Verbal Behavior Intervention (VBI)
- 4.Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
The other therapies that can be part of a complete Autism treatment program for a child with an ASD, include:
People with Autism will face challenges with social communication or interactions. Speech therapy is a significant treatment option which can improve communication skills and social interactions of a child. It promotes functional communication in a natural setting. It is carried out by the licensed speech-language pathologist in collaboration with the teachers, support personnel, families, and the child’s peers.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational therapy is to treat the sensory integration and sensorimotor issues associated with Autism. It teaches life skills and ability to participate fully in daily activities. It improves the overall quality of life of an individual and as it is based on individual evaluations and goals.
Physical Therapy (PT)
Physical therapy improves gross motor skills and looks after sensory integration issues. It also focuses on improving the ability to participate in regular activities such as walking, sitting, coordination, and balance.
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
In this program, pictures are used to improve communication skills.
Dietary treatments may help some children, but not all. Some biomedical interventions requests for diet changes such as removing certain foods, use of vitamin or mineral supplements. These changes are recommended when the main cause behind the symptoms of Autism are food allergies or lack of vitamins and minerals. Most parents feel that dietary changes make a massive difference in how your child acts or feels.
Before making dietary changes, talk to a nutritionist. He will make sure that you are getting essential vitamins and minerals.
Medications can help relieve some behavioural symptoms such as irritability, aggression, and self-injurious behaviour. However, the medicines must be prescribed and monitored under the supervision of a qualified physician.
Complementary and Alternative Treatments
Some treatments such as special diets, chelation, biologicals, and body-based systems can also be used to treat Autism.
Many recreational activities and treatments have been incorporated to treat Autism. But all the treatments may not work the same for everyone. So, it is always wise to consult Dr Saxena before investing in such therapies.
About the Doctor:
Dr. Saxena is the founder and director of Dr Saxena Integrative Medicine Pvt Ltd, recognized by the DIPP Government of India. It is popular for developing a plan for the transformation of healthcare in India, which includes strategies for developing effective and affordable care for all Indians.
Dr Saxena considers each patient to be unique and seeks to combine treatment methods in both conventional and biological medicine to formulate protocols that are best suited to the individual patient. He has practised holistic and integrative medicine for over fifteen years and worked for over ten years as a Board-Certified specialist in Clinical Metal Toxicologist.
Over the years, Dr Saxena has helped people with chronic health problems using the latest advances in complementary & integrative medicine, which emphasizes science-based natural therapies in place of surgery & prescription medications. With vast experience in the field of Radiology (interventional), he has done extensive work in AUTISM & Vaccine safety. He adopted chronic disease management programs using novel treatment procedures like detoxification, metabolic weight loss, nontoxic cancer therapies (immune modulation, nutraceuticals), external counter-pulsation (non-surgical bypass), Ozone & HYPERBARICS therapy for addressing various ailments. The essence of his practice is balancing the physiology and biochemistry at the cellular level by removing toxicity and & correcting oxygen levels.
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