Physical therapy can be performed in children as young as one year old. Some therapists recommend beginning therapy as soon as a developmental motor skill delay is noticed in the child. The earlier a therapy regimen is started, the better progress the child will make.
Yes. Some studies have shown that dietary intervention can positively affect developmental outcome for some autism children. However, there is still need for more studies.
Speech language therapist (SLT) or speech language pathologist (SLP)
Language intervention activity, feeding therapy, and articulation therapy are the major activities in speech and language therapy.
This is a professionally designed therapy for the treatment of speech and language impairment in children with autism.
An audiogram tells the softest level at which an individual is able to detect sounds of various frequencies while a tympanogram is a test that can tell if there is physically wrong with your middle ear structure that is causing conditions such as hearing loss.
Yes, an audiometry test that produces the audiogram is very safe for children as well as adults. This is a non-invasive procedure that will not harm your child in any way.
Lovaas technique, also known as applied behavior analysis (ABA), Intensive behavioral intervention (IBI), and Early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI). Therefore, they are one and the same.
Music therapy is a therapy wherein music is used as a means of communication. It is a method by which isolation patterns are broken, echolalia responses are reduced, and language and social skills are improved. This therapy can be used in the treatment of autism in combination with other types of treatment.
Incidental Teaching is similar to Discreet Trial Training and uses the same basic techniques. It differs in that it is applied incidentally as a child goes about his or her daily routine, helping the child learn many different behaviors and concepts in a single session rather than concentrating on only one.