Autism: Treatment

There are various treatment methods for autism and autism spectrum disorders. These can include therapy, behavior modification, medication, alternative and natural methods, and other forms. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may often be quite different or include a variety of methods. The best success is seen in early intervention services, which is why it’s important that a child is diagnosed and treated as soon as warning signs appear. 

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    The program TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related Handicapped CHildren) is a comprehensive approach to teaching children with a broad range of autistic characteristics. Research has shown its highly structured system to be effective in improving daily living skills.
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    Stimming refers to the action of self stimulation. In autistic children, this is displayed as repetitive behaviors that children engage in to help them cope with daily life.
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    Is mild autism treatable? This articles looks at therapies and medications which are used to address both the physical and behavioral aspects of mild autism.
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  • How to Improve the Average Speech Progress of an Autistic Toddler
    How many sounds or words should the average toddler make or know? This article discusses the average speech progress of an autistic toddler and ways to improve it.
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    What are the reported benefits and effects of relationship development intervention? This treatment for individuals with autism is relatively new, but it's backed up by anecdotal and scientific evidence.
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