Autism spectrum disorders are the result of a complex mix of genetic and environmental factors. The disorder is more common in boys than girls, and it’s more common in children with a family history.
Researchers are still working to identify what causes autism, but there are treatments available that can help reduce symptoms. Therapy is one way to treat childhood autism. But here are some other options:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
A type of therapy based on the idea that all behaviors have specific reasons, which we can find out through observation and experimentation.
A family-based treatment for children with ASD.
This type of therapy provides an intense group setting for children with autism and their families to improve communication skills.
Sensory Integration Therapy
A form of treatment that uses special activities to stimulate specific senses like touch, smell, or sight to help children control their reactions or behaviors when they’re feeling overwhelmed by sensations from their environment.
An individual who specializes in dealing with speech or language impairments or disorders as well as other types of mental disabilities. They will design a treatment plan based on your child’s needs and will work closely with you to address any concerns you might have about your child’s development.