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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Autism Treatment

As you know that the Autism is a developmental disorders on the children, Until now there is no single treatment for the autism's case. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement.

When the child has been evaluated and diagnosed with an autism disorders, early behavioral interventions are need for them to help children acquire self-care, social, communication (language skills) and job skills. Special education programs and behavior therapy should be given with intensive care to the children who known develop of autism.

Special education programs and behavior therapy for the autism was introduce by many of group society such as :
  • TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped CHildren) program. The goal of autism's treatment in this programs are to improve child in visual-spatial understanding, object manipulation, and enjoyment of highly structured, independent, and routine activities.

  • The Denver Model, these is an autism's treatment method by using emphasizes development of play skills, interpersonal relationships, positive affect, and language development.

  • The peer-mediated learning of Strain, Odom, and colleagues. These is an early treatment for the autism case by Learning Experiences Method's system. They will demonstrates a convergence of developmental and normal behavior in the children to the group of child who was diagnosed as autism.

  • The Greenspan and Wieder’s model, type of autism treatment that focus to the social communication intervention.

  • Medications for the autism :
    Usually to the child who has been evaluated and diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorders (ASD) the doctor prescribe an antidepressant medication to handle symptoms of anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    Anti-psychotic medications are often used to treat severe behavioral problems on the autism patient, anticonvulsant drugs also important for the Seizures treatment. Children those have attention deficit disorder (ADD), mostly will get Stimulant drugs to help decrease impulsivity and hyperactivity.


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