Your child may have trouble understanding, talking, reading, or writing. You might notice that he has stopped saying words that he used to say. Your child may have problems:
- Understanding and using gestures, like pointing or waving.
- Following directions.
- Understanding and using words.
- Having conversations.
- Learning to read or write. Some children with autism read early but do not understand what they read, called hyperlexia.
Your child also may do the following things:
- Repeat words he just heard or words he heard days or weeks earlier, called echolalia (pronounced ek-o-lay-lee-a).
- Sound robotic or talk in a singsong voice.
- Have tantrums instead of telling you what he wants.
Your child may have problems relating to other people. She may seem to be in her own world. It may be hard for her to
- focus with someone on the same object or event, called joint attention;
- play with others and share toys;
- understand how others feel; or
- make and keep friends.
Your child may
- have trouble changing from one activity to the next;
- flap his hands, rock, spin, or stare;
- get upset by certain sounds;
- like only a few foods; or
- have an interest in only a few things. He may talk about only one topic or keep staring at one toy.
Your child may only eat certain foods. She may not like anything lumpy or crunchy. Or, she may refuse to try new foods. She may do this to act out, or she may not like the feel of different textures in her mouth.
Autism is a lifelong problem. You may not know what caused it in your child. Some possible causes include the following:
- Genetic problems or syndromes.
- Severe infections that can cause brain damage. Examples are meningitis and encephalitis.
- Problems during pregnancy. Your child may have been exposed to an illness like rubella or to harmful chemicals.
You may have an older child, cousin, or other family member with autism. There are cases where autism runs in families.
There is no known cure for autism. You should get your child help when he is young. Ask about local early intervention and preschool programs like ISP – Infanity Secret of Parenting. These programs can help your child at home when he is young and then at school. Your child may work with different professionals, such as a
- SLP – Speech-language pathologist ;
- physical therapist;
- occupational therapist;
- developmental specialist;
- psychologist; and
- others, as needed.
It is also important to have your child’s hearing tested to make sure he does not have a hearing loss.
As parents what you can do?
- Get your child tested for ASD. If confirmed positive, go to the next point.
- Join ISP online course and thoroughly understand the child development patterns and apply Vision, sleep talk, Say& Do meticulously. Start using flash cards.
- Take personal counseling sessions with the trainers and take time to time instructions.
- Provide nutrition to support the child’s nervous and brain growth.
- Give nutritional supplements prescribed by the trainer to increase the strength.
- If need be, meet the trainer personally to avoid future difficulties.
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