AUTISM EARLY-SIGNS AND INTERVENTIONS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. It refers to a broad range of neurologically diverse characteristics. The word spectrum means that autism affects different individuals differently.Children with autism are often affected by sensory issues such as oversensitity or undersensitivity to sounds, smell or touch. The following are the common symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder:*Abnormal body posturing*Avoidance of eye contact*Problem with two way conversation*Learning difficulties*Behavioral disturbances*Deficits in language comprehension*Delays in learning to speak*Inappropriate social interactions*Intense focus on one topic*Lack of empathy*Not engaging with peers*Repeating words or phrases*Repetitive movements*Self-abusive behaviors*Sleep disturbances*Social withdrawa


There is no standard treatment for autism spectrum disorder. Autistic children can utilize their abilities and skills if they receive appropriate intervention measures. The most effective therapies and interventions are often different for each individual. Early interventions is more likely to have major positive effects on ASD symptoms. Because there can be overlap in symptoms between ASD and other disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its important that the intervention focus on a person’s specific needs, rather than the diagnistic label. AUTISM EARLY-SIGNS AND INTERVENTIONS; The following are most common and best result oriented interventions in the treatment of autism.*Early intervention*Behavioural management therapy*Cognitive behaviour therapy*Educational and school-based therapies*Joint attention therapy*Medical treatment such as the stem cell transplant*Nutrition-based therapy*Parent mediated therapy*Occupational therapy*Physiotherapy*Speech and language therapy*Social skills training among others¬†

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