About a decade or more ago, not even the doctors were sure about what causes autism and were, therefore, unable to recommend a good treatment for it. The common diagnose was that autism was a type of learning disorder. And, when you have a wrong diagnose, the treatment itself will be faulty. Fortunately, now it is almost completely understood what causes autism and, as a result, the treatment can be much more effective.
Autism is a neurological disorder, which prevents your child from developing the essential communication and social skills. In large majority of cases, the child is developing his language skills at a much slower pace and you can get into a situation where your kid has already turned two, but has still not said his or hers fist words. Of course, this is the worst scenario imaginable, but you get the picture.
Fortunately, the first symptoms of autism will start to show themselves very early and you can notice them when your child is 2 or 3 years old, so that gives a very good chance if you react fast.
There are several things that can help your child. The most important of them being your patience and love. When you have a child that is suffering from autism, you can pretty much forget about many other things and need to focus completely on their treatment.
The first thing that you need to do is to enroll your toddler in a good childhood intervention program. But make sure that he will be included with the other children, one-on-one treatments simply do not work.
There are also a few changes that you need to make around the house. The most important of them is to get rid of all the chemicals in your house. This includes cleaning supplies, cosmetics and so on. Replace them with natural products. This is important because autistic children are unable to remove toxins from their body in the same rate as a healthy person can.
Next, you need to change your child’s diet. Children suffering from autism are unable to process certain food ingredients, like gluten and some dairy proteins and this impairs their treatment very much.
Also, when it comes to treatment, there are several types that your child can try. For instance, the hyperbaric chamber can be very effective in removing the antioxidants from his or hers body as it induces pure oxygen into the child’s system and this in turn allows the organism to fight the toxins much more effectively. Another type of treatment that has proven to be very effective is the liquid multivitamin with borage and fish oils. This type of treatment has become very popular online as it can greatly improve the child’s learning and language process. You can also try with methyl B12, which is an effective treatment as well, due to the fact that autistic children can’t get B12 from food.
Hopefully, this will help you when it comes to knowing more about autism and how you can help your child in that case.