Appropriate early intervention is important. Once the diagnosis has been made, the parents, physicians, and specialists should discuss what is best for the child. In most cases, parents are encouraged to take care of the child at home.
Special education classes are available for autistic children. Structured, behaviourally-based programs, geared to the patient's developmental level have shown some promise.
· Most behavioral treatment programs include: Clear instructions to the child
· Prompting to perform specific behaviors
· Immediate praise and rewards for performing those behaviors
· A gradual increase in the complexity of reinforced behaviors
· Definite distinctions of when and when not to perform the learned behaviors
Parents should be educated in behavioural techniques so they can participate in all aspects of the child's care and treatment. The more specialized instruction and behavior therapy the child receives, the more likely it is that the condition will improve.
Medication is only administered to treat specific symptoms such as seizures, hyperactivity, extreme mood changes, or self-injurious behaviors.
The autistic child requires much of the parents' attention, often affecting the other children in the family. Counseling and support may be helpful for the parents.
The outlook for each child depends on his or her intelligence and language ability. Some people with autism become independent adults. A majority can be taught to live in community-based homes, although they may require supervision throughout adulthood.
Homoeopathic medicines were found to be effective in treatment of Austistic as well as hyperactive disorder. Clinicians using homeopathy for Austism / ADHD have reported good results. Now, a double blind controlled study of 43 children with Autism/ADHD shows that homeopathy can be effective in treating the disorder. In a study published in the British Homeopathic Journal, Oct 1997, children afflicted with Autism/ADHD were given homeopathic treatment for ten days. The parents or caregivers rated the children on the amount of Autism/ADHD behavior they displayed. Those receiving homeopathic medicines showed significantly less Autism/ADHD behavior than those who did not receive homoeopathic treatment.
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