David, a seven-year-old, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the tender age of two. He started communicating through hand signals during his infancy and had limited verbal interaction with his family. Soon, David’s parents noticed a considerable drop in his memory retention and with time, he stopped communicating with them almost completely. David’s doctors suggested the inclusion of B12 supplements in his dietary regimen. This evoked a favorable reaction from the child and prompted his doctors to suggest Hyperbaric Therapy (HBOT) as an adjunctive treatment solution. Initially, David…Read More
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Aid for Autism Training for First Responders Included in NYS Budget
As per recent research reports, there are an estimated 3.5 million autistic individuals living in the United States currently. The medical fraternity has observed that one in sixty-eight children suffer from autism spectrum disorders or ASD in the nation today. These statistics have prompted the entire community to adopt certain measures to promote awareness about autism spectrum disorders, thereby ensuring that autistic individuals get the required help during times of distress or emergency. It is imperative for individuals in a society to understand that autism is a serious health condition…Read More
Motor Difficulties Forecast Language Troubles in Autism
Autism is a neuro-developmental problem that leads to impairment in social interaction, development of language and communication skills, and behavioral skills. The signs and symptoms of this phenomenon tend to show up at an early age of 2-3 years in a child. As of yet the exact cause of Autism is yet to be determined. One of the few important aspects that may be used to identify language trouble in autism is motor theory. It is characterized by several symptoms like arm flapping, grimacing, failing to imitate skilled actions /…Read More
How can Hyperbaric Therapy Help Autistic Children Having Muted Fear Response?
The Essence of Life! The essence of life is always defined by a range of human emotions that we display or convey whilst presented with situations that elicit a certain reaction! These emotions can be classified as moments of happiness, excitement, sorrow, anger, or fear, depending on the life experiences of an individual. Children are always known to express their feelings with a sense of careless abandon, but are quite careful and sensitive if they sense danger or fear. The Impact of Autism on Children: Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD…Read More
This Incredible School Autism Project Is Changing the Lives of Autistic Kids!
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodegenerative ailment that impairs the basic functions in individuals such as speech, motoring skills, basic cognitive functions, etc. This occurs due to reduced flow of blood to specific parts of the brain. The symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD can start reflecting in children from as early as 12 to 18 months. Medical experts specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD have been involved in relentless research across the world to find adequate relief or treatment…Read More
Employees with Autism Can Be an Asset to the Company
When times change, so do perspectives! Earlier individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had limited job opportunities in the corporate world. However, the scenario has changed for the better as medical science has enabled autistic individuals to avail specific treatment plans that focus on their innate strengths and help them succeed in securing jobs in the corporate environment. How can an organization identify the skill sets of autistic individuals? Most job aspirants strive hard to find jobs that match their skill sets. Large organizations have opened their doors to autistic…Read More
Being Bilingual May be Beneficial for Children with Autism
Small children possess an incredible capacity to learn, absorb, and process an immense range of information. Their speech, cognition, social, and behavioral skills grow by leaps and bounds with each passing day. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for children suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders. Compared to normal children who are very adept at picking up multiple languages simultaneously, autistic children may find it an uphill and challenging task. What is Autism and How It Affects Regular Development A neurodevelopmental disorder, autism affects the way the different parts of the…Read More
Study Shows High Anxiety Levels in Young Autistic Children
Young autistic children may find difficult to adapt to regular social activities like other normal children particularly at their school, where there is an increased risk of being oppressed by other students. But there are certain autistic children who have their own strategies to deal with the autistic spectrum and manage the situation better. This makes it difficult for teachers to differentiate those children and also to find the anxiety levels in young autistic children. When these children try to appear normal, that activity requires a lot of energy and…Read More
Social Behavior in Autistic Children Restored with Brain Stimulation
According to new research, neuromodulation can be one of the ways to manage autism spectrum disorder. As per research, the right Crus I (RCrusI) has a significant role to play as far as autism is concerned. This area is not just for co-ordinating movements, but it also affects ASD behaviour. After lots of research, it has been found that any issues with this area can lead to social impairment. According to Dr Peter Tsai, this finding is very important and that though one cannot change the genetic combination of the…Read More
Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy be an Effective Alternative Treatment for Autism?
When Toros was diagnosed to be autistic at the age of four years, the deepest fear of his mother was confirmed. Toros, at two and a half years of age, had suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The development of the child came to a halt and gradually stopped as the early years of Toros went by. By six years of age, Toros faced substantial delay in his concentration ability, memory, and speech. Regression signs were also noticed in his language retention. Toros’s mother was unable to find any effective…Read More