Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorders that can affect language skills, behaviour, social interactions and the ability to learn.
Research says the symptoms of autism may be linked to genetics.
Parents or caregivers concerned that their child may have autism, should consult a paediatrician or a child behaviour disorder specialist. For autism, they may look into a child’s behaviour and development, which started when they were very young.
The doctor may also explain the conditions which cause symptoms similar to those of autism such as:
Treatment varies from child to child depending on their symptoms and other related conditions. Some treatments for autism include:
Autistic children benefit from therapy, depending on their requirement, such as:
Training and educating the parents and caregivers can also help children manage their symptoms.
Several therapies and medications can help children make progress in the areas, which they find challenging.