"It teaches things repetitively so a child can learn and then generalize those skills," he said.
Early intervention is key to helping a child with autism find a healthy, happy and satisfying life.
Some parents have found that a dietary intervention can help their child, according to the mental health institute. One particular diet that has proven successful for some children involves removing all gluten and casein from their food. Casein is the main source of protein in milk, and gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains.
Other children with the disorder might need speech therapy, occupational therapy or other forms of behavioral therapy, Grossman said. It all rests on finding a child's strongest and weakest areas and using their strengths to help them overcome their weaknesses.
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For example, teaching children to brush their teeth would involve breaking down the activity into different skills squeezing out the toothpaste, brushing the teeth, rinsing the mouth that are repetitively taught and ultimately woven together. "You teach all the separate components up to the whole," Ball said.
should make sure their child is healthy and not suffering from illnesses that could exacerbate their behavioral problems. "We would encourage all families to get a comprehensive medical exam" for their child, Grossman said.
Children with autism also may benefit from medical interventions tailored to their symptoms. Medication can be used to treat such autism related symptoms as seizures, depression, anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder. Kids with severe behavioral problems sometimes benefit from antipsychotic drugs.
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That means parents usually have to figure it out for themselves, with help from their medical team. National Institute of Mental Health:
Kids with autism will often have more success in these therapies if visual aids and cues are used, he said.
People with autism respond best to programs and therapies that are highly structured and specialized to their needs.
Health problems such as rashes, gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, asthma and the like can create discomfort and throw children off their beneficial therapies. "These are typically overlooked with a child with autism because they are often nonverbal and noncompliant," Grossman said. "The doctor may miss some other treatable conditions."
the quality and quantity of the programs they are in, the better their prognosis long term," said James Ball, president and chief executive of JB Autism Consulting, in New Jersey, and chairman of the Autism Society's board of directors.
Many of the leading therapy options for autism are not medical and instead involve education and behavioral intervention.
"Every person with autism is different," said Lee Grossman, president and chief executive of the Autism Society. "There's a saying, 'If you've met one person with autism, then you've met one person with autism.'"
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They often "have trouble with verbal instruction," Grossman said. "If you can provide a learning environment where they see the instrument and incorporate it into their activities, you'll have a better situation."
which focuses on teaching useful skills that build upon each other, has helped many children with autism.
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