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The Importance of Spotting Autism Early

™ With the increasing level of autism in children in US studies t di say you can diagnose di autism ti with ith children in every 20 minutes.

™ This neurobiological disorder which hampers the development of social interactivity and communication level and persists till adulthood is a real threat to many families and the society. society

™Research says that the rise in autistic level is frightening. ™ It was only one child in 10,000 spotted with autism but today it is 166 in 10,000 which hi h makes k it equall to t pediatric di t i cancer, AIDS and diabetes in children. Regardless of these facts there are many parents who are even aware of this autism in general.

™Although there is no permanent proven treatment for autism or avoidance for autism, early diagnosis and treatment can enhanced the life of the young autistic children. ™The parents and the care givers should be educated to detect autism at infancy itself by learning the normal development at each stage of a child. A one year old child can show the following signs and symptoms of autism:

™1. They do not give big and warm smiles and happy faces even at 6 months of age ™ ™2. There are no facial expressions or sounds to complement our talking. ™ ™3. Autistic children do not prattle even by 12 months.

™4. They do not point or show, reach or want any object even at 12 months. They do not shrug or nod to our actions.

™5. They do not start to talk even at 16 months.

™6. Even by two years they do not attempt to talk.

™7. Some children do not talk at all and this can happen at any age long with no social interactivity.

™When detecting autism in the child in the infancy itself there are more chances of the child responding to the treatment well resulting in a positive behavior modification. ™An early intervention between three to five years of age will help the child to improve 20 to 50 percent which results in the child attending the kindergarten in school.

™A successful intervention program aims at developing the cognitive, communication skills and also the social skills. ™The program should also train the parents, caregivers i and d th the teachers t h who h have h more influence on the child.

™The family members are confused and also scared when come to know about the autistic condition of the child. ™But with proper awareness and education th they will ill learn l tto h handle dl th the child hild in i a positive way.

™An organization Autism Speaks is dedicated in its service in bringing about awareness to families, society and individuals about autism and its outcome. outcome ™In short, an early intervention when autism is spotted along with the support of the parents can enhance the lives of autistic children to a great extent. ™

The Importance of Spotting Autism Early  

With the increasing level of autism in children in US studies say you can spot an autistic child in every 20 minutes. This neurobiological d...

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