Autism is a disorder that may affect behavior, thinking, communication and motor skills. There are various degrees and types of autism, which is referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder Green Bay WI. Although autism is not completely understood, the symptoms range from mild to intense, which is why it is viewed as being on a spectrum. The developmental differences that often indicate a child may be displaying symptoms of autism spectrum disorder may appear between the ages of three months to the age of of three; however, they symptoms typically appear at around the age of two.
When Autism Spectrum Disorder Green Bay WI symptoms begin a child may regress and gradually stop speaking words that they have previously learned. They may stop making eye contact, refuse physical expressions, such as hugging and stop developing emotionally. Children with autism spectrum disorders often have difficulties interacting with other children and/or adults and they often prefer to be alone. Routine is very important for children with autism spectrum disorders and changes in their routine and/or their surroundings can be upsetting.
Treatments should also be consistent and be designed to improve social skills, communication and behavior problems as well as the other symptoms related to autism spectrum disorders. Treatments such as applied behavior analysis (ABA),which is used by Dr. Steven Klein and the Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program addresses these concerns and a wide range of other concerns related to the autism spectrum disorder.
Since there are different types of autism, the types of treatments also vary; however, many of the treatments are similar and are designed to help the child revert behaviors. Behavior and communication therapy primarily focus on teaching new skills that are designed for self-help and how to communicate with other children or adults in a social situation. Physical and occupation therapy are important, because they help the child develop stronger motor skills and coordination as well as encourage the child to learn how to process sensory information, such as touch. Therapy and treatment centers also provide support for the child and the parents, which is essential in learning how effectively cope with the many symptoms associated with autism.