Autism_-_Living_With_Autism

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Do you know children affected with autism find it difficult to
communicate and to become socialized? There are two notions about the
existence of autism. One thought is that autism is due to a bio-chemical
imbalance, and the other notion is it is a psychological disorder. The
autism-affected children seldom communicate with others except to fulfill
their needs.

Autism spectrum disorders can be called an umbrella term since it covers
classic autism, pervasive developmental ...


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Do you know children affected with autism find it difficult to
communicate and to become socialized? There are two notions about the
existence of autism. One thought is that autism is due to a bio-chemical
imbalance, and the other notion is it is a psychological disorder. The
autism-affected children seldom communicate with others except to fulfill
their needs.

Autism spectrum disorders can be called an umbrella term since it covers
classic autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), and Asperger’s
syndrome. Autism can be termed a spectrum disorder as the intensity and
the number of the symptoms of autism differs from person to person.
Autism causes impairments in the people in three areas: social
relationships, communication, and restricted patterns of behavior. The
spectrum of autism can be classified as severely affected, less able, and
dependent on others. This also includes persons with above-average
intelligence and independence, but lacking social skills.

Autism sufferers lack a proper response to social and environmental
stimulations. The affected child would be in a separate world. The
child’s communication will be very minimal and he will not be able to
communicate his emotions and feelings properly.

Malabsorption is the most common problem noticed in autism. Autism
sufferers experience structural compromise and chronic gastric
inflammation in the digestive tract. The intestinal absorption is delayed
due to intestinal inflammation. The specific symptoms of autism are
restricted behaviors and interests and this is even seen towards the food
choices. Self-limited and restricted diets are highly noticed in the
autism condition, which may cause deficiency in one or more essential
nutrients.
The commonly occurring deficiencies in the children suffering from autism
are Vitamin-A, Sulfate deficiency, calcium deficiency, B12 deficiency,
High copper: zinc ratio, etc.

There are numerous treatments available to cure the autism condition in
children. Initially, nutritional supplements are offered to the child
suffering from autism. This might be followed by behavioral training. In
general Vitamin B12 is given as a supplement. The behavioral change
noticed in autism can be improved by giving suitable educational
therapies, where the child is motivated to give good response to the
environmental and social changes promptly.

Although it is easy to say that educational therapy is good for autism
patients, the children found difficult in learning the task, and they
will intercept the process and show aggressive behavior to other people
to avoid learning any new task.

In order to improve the autism behaviors, Magnesium in the form of
injections are given to the autism sufferers. Within 2-4 weeks of
administration of Vitamin-B12, autism behaviors can be reduced within 2
to 4 weeks. It can take more than 3 months for some children to respond
with Vitamin-B12. The autism child with speech problems can be treated
with Dimethylglycine (DMG) for better results. DMG will improve the
immune system of one’s own body. Moreover, this improves frustration
tolerance and eye contact.

For negative attention-seeking behaviors of autism, it is advisable to
eliminate the behavior by giving attention to desired behavior rather
than the negative behavior.