The autistic spectrum includes a range of behaviors characterized by severe difficulties in multiple developmental areas.
Mainly it includes social relatedness, communication, and range of activity and repetitive and stereotypical patterns of behavior, including speech.
They are divided into 3 levels:
Level 1: is characterized by the ability to speak with reduced social interaction (this level resembles Asperger’s disorder.
Level 2: is characterized by minimal speech and minimal social interaction
Level 3: is marked by a total lack of speech and no social interaction.
Treatment of Autism:
- Many types of psychotherapies are available for the treatment of autism. Parental training is the key in treatment and it helps children for lifelong. Children should be trained under expert guidance for speech therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, behavior therapy, social skill training and many more.
- Here key is early you start treatment, more and fast will be the result. Ideally treatment should be started as early as possible at 2 and half year age.
- Prognosis of child with autism is not bad. If treatment is started early and given till appropriate age then child can improve and can lead to a normal life with some expert knowledge in particular thing.