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    Hope for every child, every family.™ ABA Explained Home > ABA Explained Applied Behavior Analysis is a type of intensive therapy that focuses on the principles and techniques of learning theory to help improve social behavior. ABA therapy helps to (1) develop new skills, (2) shape and refine previously learned skills, and (3) decrease socially significant problem behaviors. ABA is a scientifically validated approach to understanding learning and behavior by looking at the function of the behavior and the environment in which it occurs. Anything a person does is a behavior (talking, eating, coloring, tying shoes, etc.) and ABA looks at the purpose behind those actions and under what circumstances they occur, in order to change them or teach new, more functional ways of doing something. For example, if a child screams when eating lunch, ABA would look at the environment around him to determine why he is screaming and then determine what would be a more appropriate way of getting that same thing.  The principles of ABA have been applied since the early 1960’s with both children and adults with developmental disorders. Today there are a wide variety of ABA techniques that have been developed to help learners develop and build functional skills. ABA is the only therapy that has been endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General as an effective treatment for autism. ABA is also endorsed by a number of other federal and state agencies. The United States has seen a dramatic increase in the use of Applied Behavior Analysis to help those with autism live functional, productive, and happy lives. This approach focuses on the function of one’s verbal speech, Using this VB approach is gives the team a way to functionally teach essential language skills in a systematic way. ABA therapy at LAC is conducted in a 1:1 setting (1 therapist working with 1 child). Each child goes through an in depth assessment conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and other clinical team members to determine their current skill set and what skills might be improved upon.  Parents are an integral part of the assessment process. You input is vital and integrated into the individualized therapy program, designed specifically for your child. LAC is a team and the family unit is an integral part of making our team work! One of the reasons ABA therapy is so effective is that it systematically looks at the basics of learning and then builds upon them. The therapists and clinical team look closely at the skills your child has and needs to work on, building a plan tailored to their needs and learning style. Our therapists look at your child’s needs, skills, interests, preferences, and family environment. This means that the ABA program that your child is following will look different than the program of another child. Goals are determined based on this plan and once a goal is met, the team moves on to the next step. It’s all about breaking things down into teachable steps, and then building on them to make your child as independent as possible. For example, if the team determines that an appropriate goal for your child is to tie his/her own shoes, they might start with going and finding his/her own shoes. Once that it mastered, it will be find them and put them on independently. Following that, the next step might be to cross the strings. This would continue until the child is independently completing all steps of the show tying process. These steps will be different for every child, but the concept is the same, start at the beginning and build from there. ABA Techniques and Principles Foster Basic Skills as Well as More Complex Skills: Listening Looking Imitating Conversing Self Help Skills Daily Living Skills Although every child’s program is unique, there are some commonalities among all programs at LAC: Qualified, trained, and experienced behavior analyst (BCBA) designs and directly oversees a child’s intervention The therapy program designed by our clinical team comes from a detailed assessment of a child’s skills and preferences as well as some family goals Treatment instruction and goals are developmentally appropriate and focus on a broad range of skills, such as: sociability, communication, play, self-care, leisure, academic skills and motor development Therapy goals emphasize skills that enable learners to become independent and successful now and for life Instruction plans break down skills into skill sets and are taught from the most basic to the more complex There is constant ongoing objective measurement of the child’s progress The clinical team frequently reviews the child’s progress and data to make empirically based program adjustments Regular meetings with family and staff take place to allow for planning, review of child’s progress and to make any needed adjustments The instructor will use a variety of different behavior analytic techniques, some will be directed by the instructor and some will be initiated by the child. At LAC, your child’s day is very structured to provide many learning opportunities – these are both planned and naturally occurring. This allows the child to acquire and practice skills in both unstructured and structured situations. This allows for your child to learn how to generalize the skills they learn with us into their everyday lives. We also work with families on training and transferring skills into the home setting. More information on Applied Behavioral Analysis is available at:Sri prakruthi..... website
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    SPECIAL NEEDS What It Means When a Child Has Special Needs Challenges and Triumphs Each Family Has Different Concerns Medical Issues Behavior Issues Developmental Issues VIEW ALL  Special needs is an umbrella term for a wide array of diagnoses, from those that resolve quickly to those that will be a challenge for life and those that are relatively mild to those that are profound. It covers developmental delays, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, and congenital conditions that require accommodations so children can reach their potentials. No matter the reason, the designation is useful. It can help you obtain needed services, set appropriate goals, and gain an understanding of your child and the stresses your family may face. Challenges and Triumphs Special needs are commonly defined by what a child can't do—milestones unmet, foods banned, activities avoided, or experiences denied. These hindrances can hit families hard and may make special needs seem like a tragic designation. Healthy Little Monsters Get diet and wellness tips to help your kids stay healthy and happy. ONE-TAP SIGN UP Some parents will always mourn their child's lost potential, and some conditions become more troubling with time. Other families may find that their child's challenges make triumphs sweeter and that weaknesses are often accompanied by amazing strengths. Each Family Has Different Concerns Pick any two families of children with special needs and they may seem to have little in common. A family dealing with developmental delays will have different concerns than one dealing with chronic illness. These families will have different anxieties than one dealing with mental illness, learning problems, or behavioral challenges. Special needs is a very broad term and every situation is unique. Families should focus on seeking the help and guidance needed for their particular concerns. Medical Issues Medical issues for children include serious conditions like cancer, heart defects, muscular dystrophy, and cystic fibrosis. It also includes chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes, congenital conditions like cerebral palsy and dwarfism, and health threats like food allergies and obesity. A child may need frequent medical testing, hospital stays, equipment, and accommodations for disabilities. Establishing a good support system is very important when dealing with the uncertainty and any medical crises. Behavior Issues Children with behavior issues may not respond to traditional discipline. Diagnoses like ADHD,  fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), dysfunction of sensory integration, and Tourette's syndrome require specialized strategies that are tailored to their specific needs. Behavior issues can increase the risk for problems at school. As a parent, you will need to be flexible, creative, and patient. Developmental Issues Developmental disabilities can change your visions of the future and provide immediate difficulties in caring for and educating your child. Diagnoses like autism,  Down syndrome, and intellectual disabilities often cause children to be removed from the mainstream. Quite often, parents become fierce advocates to make sure their children receive the services, therapy,  schooling,  and inclusion they need and deserve. Learning Issues Children with learning disabilities like dyslexia and auditory processing disorder (APD) struggle with schoolwork regardless of their intellectual abilities. They require specialized learning strategies to meet their potential and avoid self-esteem problems and behavioral difficulties. Parents of learning-challenged kids need to be persistent. This includes working with your child at home as well as teachers and schools to ensure they get all the help they need. Mental Health Issues Realizing that your child suffers from anxiety or depression or has attachment difficulties can be unexpected. Again, every child will be different, yet these can leave your family dealing with a roller coaster of mood swings, crises, and defiance. It's important that parents find the right professionals to help. You will also need to make decisions about therapy, medications, and, possibly,  hospitalization. A Word From Verywell Although every special needs child is different and every family is unique, there are some common concerns that link parents. These include getting appropriate care and promoting acceptance in the extended family, school, and community. For some, planning for an uncertain future may be necessary. You will also find yourself adjusting routines and expectations, sometimes quite often. Out of necessity, parents of children with special needs are often more flexible, compassionate, stubborn, and resilient than other parents. While it may not be something you had hoped for or expected, it is important for your child that you try to do your best. You can take comfort in the fact that you're not alone, so feel comfortable reaching out for support.
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    Understanding Autism What Is Autism? Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It covers a large spectrum of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment. ASD ranges in severity from a handicap that somewhat limits an otherwise normal life to a devastating disability that may require institutional care. Children with autism have trouble communicating. They have trouble understanding what other people think and feel. This makes it very hard for them to express themselves either with words or through gestures, facial expressions, and touch. ADVERTISEMENT A child with ASD who is very sensitive may be greatly troubled -- sometimes even pained -- by sounds, touches, smells, or sights that seem normal to others. Children who are autistic may have repetitive, stereotyped body movements such as rocking, pacing, or hand flapping. They may have unusual responses to people, attachments to objects, resistance to change in their routines, or aggressive or self-injurious behavior. At times they may seem not to notice people, objects, or activities in their surroundings. Some children with autism may also develop seizures. And in some cases, those seizures may not occur until adolescence. CONTINUE READING BELOW Some people with autism are cognitively impaired to a degree. In contrast to more typical cognitive impairment, which is characterized by relatively even delays in all areas of development, people with autism show uneven skill development. They may have problems in certain areas, especially the ability to communicate and relate to others. But they may have unusually developed skills in other areas, such as drawing, creating music, solving math problems, or memorizing facts. For this reason, they may test higher -- perhaps even in the average or above-average range -- on nonverbal intelligence tests. Symptoms of autism typically appears during the first three years of life. Some children show signs from birth. Others seem to develop normally at first, only to slip suddenly into symptoms when they are 18 to 36 months old. However, it is now recognized that some individuals may not show symptoms of a communication disorder until demands of the environment exceed their capabilities. Autism is four times more common in boys than in girls. It knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle, or educational levels do not affect a child's chance of being autistic. CONTINUE READING BELOW Autism is said to be increasing; however, it is not entirely clear whether the increase is related to changes in how it is diagnosed or whether it is a true increase in the incidence of the disease. Autism is just one syndrome that now falls under the heading of autism spectrum disorders.  Previous disorders that are now classified under the umbrella diagnosis of  ASD or a social communication disorder include: Autistic disorder. This is what most people think of when they hear the word "autism." It refers to problems with social interactions, communication, and imaginative play in children younger than 3 years. Asperger's syndrome. These children don't have a problem with language -- in fact, they tend to score in the average or above-average range on intelligence tests. But they have the same social problems and limited scope of interests as children with autistic disorder. Pervasive developmental disorder or PDD -- also known as atypical autism. This is a kind of catch-all category for children who have some autistic behaviors but who don't fit into other categories. Childhood disintegrative disorder.These children develop normally for at least two years and then lose some or most of their communication and social skills. This is an extremely rare disorder and its existence as a separate condition is a matter of debate among many mental healthprofessionals. CONTINUE READING BELOW Rett syndrome previously fell under ASD spectrum but it is now confirmed that Rett’s cause is genetic. It no longer falls under ASD guidelines. Children with Rett syndrome, primarily girls, start developing normally but then begin losing their communication and social skills. Beginning at the age of 1 to 4 years, repetitive hand movements replace purposeful use of the hands. Children with Rett syndrome are usually severely cognitively impaired.
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    Call Us Today! 9036541055/9008361473 SRI PRAKRUTHI Has your child been diagnosed with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Aspergers? Are you looking for a Natural Cure for Autism or Alternative Treatment for Autism? If your answers are ‘yes’, read this most exhaustive guide on Autism Spectrum Disorder, its causes, symptoms and homeopathy treatment options.   What is Autism? Autism is a disorder in which children have impaired or poor communication and social skills. It usually becomes apparent within first three years of life but some mild cases get diagnosed during early schooling. People often confuse the meaning of autism with a psychiatric illness. However,  Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted or repetitive behaviour.  But many parents feel that their kids start showing autistic traits suddenly after a period of normal development. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism meaning: a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. The autism spectrum disorder describes a range of conditions classified as pervasive developmental. ASD includes autism, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS]. These disorders are characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviours and interests, and in some cases, cognitive delays. What are the signs and symptoms of Autism? Autism (or ASD) is a wide-spectrum disorder and children with autism often vary in the severity and range of signs and symptoms. As well as experiencing varying combinations of symptoms, some people will have mild symptoms while others will have severe ones. Onset: Overt symptoms gradually begin after the age of six months, become established by age two or three years and tend to continue through adulthood. Autism is distinguished by a characteristic triad of symptoms: impairments in social interaction; impairments in communication; and restricted interests and repetitive behaviour. Other aspects, such as atypical eating, are also common but are not essential for diagnosis. Here is a detail list of Autism symptoms. Social Skills – signs and symptoms Very little or no eye contact. Resistance to being held or touched. Tends to get too close when speaking to someone (lack of personal space). Responds to social interactions, but does not initiate them. Does not generally share observations or experiences with others. Difficulty understanding jokes, figures of speech or sarcasm. Difficulty reading facial expressions and body language. Difficulty understanding the rules of conversation. Difficulty understanding group interactions. Seems unable to understand another’s feelings. Prefers to be alone, aloft. Unaware of/disinterested in what is going on around them. Talks excessively about one or two topics. Minimal acknowledgement of others. Language Development – signs and symptoms Abnormal use of pitch, intonation, rhythm or stress while speaking. Speech is abnormally loud or quiet. Difficulty whispering. Repeats last words or phrases several times.  Makes verbal sounds while listening (echolalia). Often uses short, incomplete sentences. Speech started very early and then stopped for a period of time. Difficulty understanding directional terms (front, back, before, after). Behaviour – signs and symptoms Obsessions with objects, ideas or desires. Ritualistic or compulsive behaviour patterns (sniffing, licking, watching objects fall, flapping arms, spinning, rocking, humming, tapping, sucking, rubbing clothes). Fascination with rotation. Play is often repetitive. Unusual attachment to objects. Perfectionism in certain areas. Inability to perceive potentially dangerous situations. Emotions – signs and symptoms Sensitivity or lack of sensitivity to sounds, textures (touch), tastes, smells or light. Difficulty with loud or sudden sounds. Resists change in the environment (people, places, objects). Calmed by external stimulation – soothing sound, brushing, rotating object, constant pressure. Learning Development – signs and symptoms Exceptionally high skills in some areas and very low in others. Excellent rote memory in some areas. Difficulty with reading comprehension (can quote an answer, but unable to predict, summarize or find symbolism). Difficulty with fine motor activities (colouring, printing, scissors, gluing). Short attention span for most lessons. Resistance or inability to follow directions. Difficulty transitioning from one activity to another in school. Locomotor Skills – signs and symptoms Walks on toes. Unusual gait. Difficulty changing from one floor surface to another (carpet to wood, sidewalk to grass). Difficulty moving through a space (bumps into objects or people). Gross motor skills are developmentally behind peers(riding a bike, skating, running). Fine motor skills are developmentally behind peers(hand writing, tying shoes, scissors).   When should you get your child evaluated for Autism or ASD? If your child has any of these delays or behaviour, consult your pediatrician asap for evaluation and treatment of autism or asd: No babbling by 9 months No pointing or gestures by 12 months Not responding to their name by 12 months of age No single words by 16 months Lack of pretend play by 18 months No two-word phrases by 24 months Any loss of language or social skills at any age Your infant or child resists cuddling and doesn’t respond to his or her environment or to other people Your child bangs his or her head or demonstrates self-injurious behaviour or aggression on a regular basis Your child demonstrates unusually repetitive behaviour, such as repeatedly opening and closing doors or turning a toy car upside down and repeatedly spinning its wheels Autism diagnosis is usually clinical, but special tools like Childhood Autism Rating Scale are available that help in diagnosing autism, assessing its severity and differentiating it from other developmental disorders. How prevalent is Autism? Incidence and Epidemiology of Autism. Autism is approaching the numbers of an epidemic. The figures are staggering—in the 1960s, four in 10, 000 children had autism. Today, according to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to autism,  one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism. Different studies in different countries have found a prevalence rates between 3/10000 to 40/10000. U.S. government statistics suggest the prevalence rate of autism is increasing 10-17% annually. Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism. Based on the evidence reviewed in a study published in 2012, the median of prevalence estimates of autism spectrum disorders was 62/10 000 (1). USA: Most recent reviews tend to estimate a prevalence of 1–2 per 1, 000 for autism and close to 6 per 1, 000 for ASD and 11 per 1, 000 children in the United States for ASD as of 2008. CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network’s most recent estimate is that 1 out of every 59 children, or 16.9 per 1, 000, have some form of ASD as of 2014. UK: There are around 700, 000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 100. The latest prevalence studies (2012) of autism indicate that 1.1% of the population in the UK may be on the autism spectrum. A 2006 study of nearly 57, 000 British nine- and ten-year-olds reported a prevalence of 3.89 per 1, 000 for autism and 11.61 per 1, 000 for ASD; these higher figures could be associated with broadening diagnostic criteria. Canada: The rate of autism diagnoses in Canada was 1 in 450 in 2003. However, preliminary results of an epidemiological study conducted at Montreal Children’s Hospital in the 2003-2004 school year found a prevalence rate of 0.68% (or 1 per 147). The current prevalence rate is estimated to be 1 in 66. India : The estimates till 2016 estimated that there are 20 lakh ( 2 million) individuals in India suffering from Autism/ASD using the extrapolated prevalence figures of 1/250 to 1/500. However, recent studies ( done by the International Clinical Epidemiology Network Trust) suspect a prevalence rate of 1-1.5% or 1 in 66 children between the age of 2 and 9. This takes the affected children count to close to 10 million (1 crore)!!   Why does Autism occur? What causes Autism? The exact cause of autism is still not known. Recent research on Autismindicates that it could be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The environmental factors could be a variety of conditions affecting brain development, which can occur before, during or soon after birth. Click here to see all the latest research papers related to Autism. 1 in 20 children with autism also has Fragile X Syndrome.  Is there a role of vaccines in causing Autism? ASD & Vaccine Damage controversy. Over the years, many people have had concerns that autism might be linked to the vaccines children receive. One vaccine ingredient that has been studied specifically isThimerosal, used as a preservative in many recommended childhood vaccines. MMR vaccine has also been linked with Autism frequently. The main reason people talk about vaccines and autism is that some parents have noticed changes in children shortly after the children were vaccinated. Their kids seemed to be developing normally, then suddenly stopped interacting with people and lost language abilities — a condition called “regressive” autism. The American Academy of Paediatrics, the CDC, the World Health Organization, and the Institute of Medicine all agree that there’s probably no relationship between autism and vaccines. But if the case is that solid, why do so many people remain unconvinced? There are a number of websites giving information about vaccine damage in kids. YouTube also has dozens of testimonial videos from parents who believe their children developed autism after vaccination. Their beliefs may have been validated in March 2008 when federal officials said that a Georgia girl was entitled to compensation because vaccines may have aggravated an underlying condition, causing autism-like symptoms (2). In 2013, an Italian court also ruled in favour of the Bocca family, whose nine-year-old son became autistic after receiving the MMR vaccine (3). New evidence suggesting a link between the MMR vaccine and autism have emerged recently.Scientists reported finding a strong association between the vaccine and an immune system reaction which is thought to play a role in autism. The team led by Dr Vijendra Singh analyzed blood samples from 125 autistic children and 92 children who did not have the disorder. In 75 of the autistic children they found antibodies showing there had been an abnormal reaction to the measles component of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (4). Nine out of ten of those children were also positive for antibodies thought to be involved in autism. These antibodies attack the brain by targeting the basic building blocks of myelin, the insulating sheath that covers nerve fibres. This stops the nerves developing properly and may affect brain functions. None of the non-autistic children showed the unusual anti-measles response. Dr Singh has suggested that an abnormal immune response may be the root cause of many cases of autism. Dr Singh’s team, who worked at Utah State University in the U.S., report their findings in the latest issue of the Journal of Biomedical Science (5). They say: ‘Stemming from this evidence, we suggest that an inappropriate antibody response to MMR, specifically the measles component thereof, might be related to pathogenesis of autism.’ In June 2013, scientists and physicians from Wake Forest University, New York, and Venezuela, reported findings that not only confirm the presence of intestinal disease in children with autism and intestinal symptoms, but also indicate that this disease may be novel. Using sophisticated laboratory methods Dr. Steve Walker and his colleagues endorsed Wakefield’s original findings (6) by showing molecular changes in the children’s intestinal tissues that were highly distinctive and clearly abnormal (7). Another new study shows a direct link between standard childhood vaccination series, MMR, and autism-like symptoms in monkeys. The principal scientist involved in the study, Dr. Laura Hewitson of the University of Pittsburgh, presented the alarming conclusions as an abstract pending publication at the International Meeting for Autism Research. It has been presented at scientific conferences in both London and Seattle, USA. The study compared vaccinated macaque monkeys with non-vaccinated macaques. The vaccines included the popular MMR series. The study found a marked increase in “gastrointestinal tissue gene expression” and “inflammation issues” with those monkeys which received vaccinations (8). They are a common symptom of children with regressive autism. The study also found marked behaviour changes and development differences in those monkeys given the vaccines versus those who were not. “Compared with unexposed animals, significant neuro-developmental deficits were evident for exposed animals in survival reflexes, tests of color discrimination and reversal, and learning sets, ” the study`s authors reported. “Differences in behaviours were observed between exposed and unexposed animals and within the exposed group before and after MMR vaccination.” (8) Despite these recent research studies, the scientific community remains divided about vaccine-autism relation. As informed parents, you need to make your own choice. Here is a list of studies that have raised questions about vaccine efficacy and safety:   What is the treatment available for ASD, Autism? Autism treatment includes intensive, sustained special education programs and behavior therapy early in life can help children acquire self-care, social, and job skills often improve functioning and decrease symptom severity and maladaptive behaviours. Available approaches for autism treatment include applied behaviour analysis (ABA), developmental models,  structured teaching,  speech and language therapy,  social skills therapy, and occupational therapy. In conventional medicine, many medications are used to treat ASD symptoms that interfere with integrating a child into home or school when behavioral treatment fails. More than half of US children diagnosed with ASD are prescribed psychoactive drugs or anticonvulsants, with the most common drug classes being antidepressants, stimulants, and antipsychotics. All these medicines have their own side effects and they should be used for autism treatment only after weighing the pros and cons with your physician. There are many alternative therapies that parents often use to treat their autistic children. These include naturopathy, homeopathy, ayuerveda, hydrotherapy, orthomolecular medicine etc. For most of these CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) modalities, there is lot of anecdotal evidence but most therapies have not been tested on a large scale in a scientific manner. Hence there is little or no evidence either for or against such therapies. Any CAM treatment for Autism symptoms should only be taken from a certified practitioner in that CAM modality.  Is there Homeopathy treatment for Autism? Homeopathy is one of the most popular alternative systems of medicine. Homeopathy is recognized by dozens of National governments as effective medical modality. There are tens of millions of patients across the world using homeopathy. There are increasing number of clinical and laboratory studies, not just on humans, but also on animals and plants, which have demonstrated the effectiveness of potentised homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic medicine is one of the most popular alternative systems used for Autism treatment. There are several books and websites dedicated to providing information about homeopathic treatment of Autism. YouTube also has many videos from parents giving positive testimonials of homeopathic treatment for their children. Homeopathy is a safe and gentle system of healing, which tries to identify the root cause of any problem by taking a detail case history, which includes the current complaints of the patient, his/he past medical history, family history, nature and disposition of the patient and many other finer factors. Homeopathy is practiced in two forms – classical and complex. In classical homeopathy, the homeopathic doctor takes a detail case history, tries to identify the root or exciting cause of an illness, and prescribed a single homeopathic remedy at a time to the patient. In complex homeopathy many medicines for a given condition are mixed in a bottle and given at a time. Classical Homeopathy is the pure form of homeopathy and offers deep and lasting cures. When you consult a classical homeopath for homeopathy treatment of autism, he will note the full case history of your child. This will include your child’s current medical complaints, their onset, modalities, past medical history, mother’s history during pregnancy, family history, exploration of any stress points or causes for current illness, and  a detail assessment of your child’s mental and emotional makeup. After this exhaustive case history and analysis, the homeopath identifies a homeopathic medicine that covers your child’s asd symptoms and condition the best. Such a remedy, when well selected, can bring significant changes in many difficult and inveterate cases. Does diet and nutrition play any role in Autism? Many therapists recommend large dose supplements of Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Zinc and Fish oil. Casein free and Gluten free diets have also been suggested by many. Please consult your physician before making any dietary modifications.   What is CEASE Therapy for Autism? CEASE therapy is a form of homeopathy treatment for autism, which was developed by Dutch physician Tinus Smits who was looking for a way to help children with autism. CEASE stands for Complete Elimination Autism Spectrum Expression and Dr. Smits helped well over 300 children with Autism prior to his death in 2010. While his method was originally designed for children with autism, Dr. Smits and those that he trained have experienced success treating a number of conditions including MS, Chronic Fatigue, allergies, ear infections, hyperactivity, and detoxification. It is a combination of Isotherapy (a form of Homeopathy) and Orthomolecular medicine (nutritional supplements in therapeutic doses to nourish the brain and restore proper intestinal function, esp supplements of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Zinc, Omega 3 Fatty acids). In Dr. Smits experience, autism is an accumulation of different causes and about 70% is due to vaccines, 25% to toxic medication and other toxic substances, 5% to some diseases. With isotherapy, a form of homeopathy using the causative substances themselves in homeopathic preparation, the toxic imprints can be erased. In CEASE Therapy, step by step all causative factors (vaccines, regular medication, environmental toxic exposures, effects of illness, etc.) are detoxified with the homeopathically prepared, that is diluted and potentized substances that are implicated in the cause of autism.
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     YOGA | LIFESTYLE YOGA GENERATES HUGE BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM Yoga is growing in popularity , as a complementary therapy for children with special needs and autism, with rising numbers of schools and parents participating in innovative yoga programs which are cropping up around the country. Scott Anderson, teacher and founder of YogAutism, mentions on his site that in addition to benefits typically associated with yoga—improved strength and flexibility, and an increasing sense of peace—autistic children also experience a reduction of pain, anxiety, aggression, obsessive behaviors, and self-stimulatory activities. And there's more good news. The children are also having greater success making new friends and regulating emotions.  Yoga is growing in popularity in the U.S. as a complementary therapy for children with special needs and autism. Louise Goldberg, author of Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, also has first-hand experience witnessing the enormous benefits children on the autistic spectrum experience from practicing yoga. In 1981, Goldberg and a colleague were invited to teach a demo class for teachers at a residential hospital for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. “We were both fairly new yoga teachers and we just made it up as we went along. But seeing the kids—many of whom were extremely anxious, withdrawn, or angry—let go, for even a moment, was a revelation. We were amazed at how effective yoga was with these children and how much they enjoyed it, ” says Goldberg. Anxiety and Yoga Children with autism have very different sensory experiences from other people, and these responses often cause their bodies to get stuck in fight, flight, or freeze modes that divert blood from the digestive organs to the skeletal muscles. This activity results in disrupted digestion, increased heart rate, and shallower breathing—all of which readily provoke anxiety. Practicing his floating on a cloud (shavasana), he was able to self-regulate and calm his emotions, ” explains Goldberg. “I had a student, a little boy who got very, very anxious if the school bus was late. His mother drove him to school everyday and one day she saw him lying down in the back seat of the car, and she asked him, 'Are you sick?' He responded, 'No, I am relaxing.' The mother said she had never seen him so calm. Practicing his floating on a cloud (shavasana), he was able to self-regulate and calm his emotions, ” explains Goldberg. The Importance of Visualization Autism educators often highlight the importance of visualization practices, so Goldberg designed the program Stop and Relax, which uses over 50 cue cards to help children visualize the pose they are supposed to take. Through this visualization, they are able to successfully imitate and model physical actions and postures they would not have been able to previously.  “Some of the kids don’t speak—don’t have language—but they can look at a visual cue card and respond. Some children also have trouble engaging, even if they can achieve fluid sentences and can perform motor planning. However, they don’t have the kind of motor planning skills like going from point A to point B to point C. But on seeing the visual cue, somehow it triggers something in their brain and they can replicate it, ” she explains. Resistance to the Word "Yoga" When Goldberg started teaching her specialized yoga classes for children with autism, she received some resistance from parents and schools, as some people didn’t feel comfortable with the word "yoga." “I think some people around the U.S. were a little bit narrow-minded. Some even thought it was a cult, ” she explained. "One thing that I want to impart here is that yoga, as it’s practiced in public schools, is not a religious practice. The postures and breathing exercises, the relaxation techniques and self-regulation tools, can be culled from yoga’s vast well of resources to be implemented in a public school curriculum." This program is applicable to all children and ages, as it is just another form of movement involving exercise, mindfulness, and breathing. Goldberg now uses the name "Creative Relaxation, " and takes yoga poses and applies them to challenges that children have in either their school or everyday lives. This program is applicable to all children and ages, as it is just another form of movement involving exercise, mindfulness, and breathing. “The idea is that when we are in a school, we don’t use any Sanskrit names. We don’t call it the prayer pose. We call it the tree pose. Viparita shalabhasana is our Superman pose. I don’t want anyone to feel that it is religious. We don’t do any chanting. When we sing, it’s just generic songs.” Goldberg believes that all children would benefit from yoga practice in school classes. “Ten years ago, when I was teaching in a school, I had a chance to go into all the classes which had a child with autism and I taught the whole group. It wasn’t just the one child that benefited from this. Everyone did, ” she explains with a smile.
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     SRI PRAKRUTHI Signs, Symptoms, & Characteristics of ASD Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can be noticed in an infant as early as 8-10 months of age, and these infants may exhibit symptoms such as not recognizing their name when called, delayed babbling and not having an interest in people. The symptoms of ASD are likely to become more apparent as the child gets older and some symptoms may not be noticeable until the child is 2 years old. Symptoms in toddler may include a preference to play alone, difficulty with engaging with peers and a failure to imitate the actions of others. There are some children with ASD who appear to be developing at a normal rate, but around 18-24 months, they no longer are gaining new skills and they start to lose the skills they already had. Studies have shown that approximately 80%-90% of parents noticed symptoms of ASD by the time their child was 2 years old. Other symptoms of children with ASD include: Avoiding eye contact Becoming upset with small changes Having obsessive interests Failure to point at objects Showing unusual reactions to the sound, smell, look, feel and taste of things  Some children who do not have ASD may also experience these symptoms. ASD does require a medical diagnosis. Some children who have ASD may have other symptoms too. These include: Aggressive behavior Causing self-injury Hyperactive Impulsivity Lack of fear Short attention span Temper tantrums Unusual eating habits LOCATION Hennru bande and Akshaya Nagar CONTACT US 9036541055/9008361473/9738838733
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    Learn to play , 😍 play to learn 🤩  SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP THERAPY Friendships and positive peer relationships are an extremely important part of a child’s healthy development. Consequently, social rejection and lack of peer support can be a devastating experience for children and adolescents, impacting their school functioning and even future relationships. Social Skills Group Therapy consists of small groups of three to six children, ranging in ages 4 to 16. Children are grouped by age and ability and therapy consists of interactive group activities aimed at developing skills and confidence based on each child’s strengths and weaknesses within a supportive peer context. While each group is uniquely designed and scheduled in accordance with the selected participants, sessions typically run weekly for an 8-week period and meet for an hour to 1 1/2 hours, and include a parent feedback/training component throughout the sessions. All groups are led by a clinical psychologist and co-therapist. Social Skills Groups are generally appropriate for children with difficulties in the following areas: shyness, social isolation, adjustment disorders, ADHD, learning disorders and other social or behavioral difficulties. Special groups are arranged for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Research shows that social skills training can help children progress across various areas of functioning by: Building Self-Esteem/Confidence Communicating Effectively Reading Social Cues Increasing Problem-Solving Understanding Perspective Taking Managing Stress/Anxiety Emphasizing Cooperation Child Early Intervention Sri prakruthi UPCOMING EVENTS Health is wealth events. View Calendar THERAPY DEPARTMENTS Behaviour intervention Group intervention Home schooling Shadow services Speech Academics Play therapy Physio Sensory FOUNDERS’ MESSAGE Welcome to Child Early Intervention Medical Center (CEIMC) and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center (CLEMC). We would like to welcome you, not only as professionals, but as parents as well. We understand the frustration and stress that affects every family with a child on the autism spectrum or with developmental delays. CONTACT US Sri prakruthi 9738838733/9008361473/9036541055
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      https://youtu.be/qcMAKlgARRw -Select Category-  ABA Therapists  Animal Assisted Therapists  Aquatic Therapists  Art/Dance/Music Therapists  Autism Associations  Autism Centres  Autism Forums  Autism Foundations  Autism NGOs  Autism Societies   Autism support groups  Autism Trusts  Behavioural Intervention and Therapy Centers  Charities for Autism  Clinical Psychologists  Dietician  Donate Them Directly  Neurophysicians  Neurosurgeons  Nutritionists Dieticians  Occupational Therapists  Organisation Support Groups  Organizations and Forums  Parent Support Groups  Pediatric Neurologists  Pediatricians  Physiotherapists  Psychiatrists  Psychologists  Rehabilitation Centres  Social Groups & Clubs for Autism  Special Educators  Special Schools  Speech Language Therapists  Stem Cell Therapy Centers    SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ASD is a heterogeneous disorder i.e. no two individuals on the spectrum will have the same set of signs and symptoms. The severity and range of symptoms are highly variable. However, the symptoms or difficulties can be classified into core domains such as difficulty in social interactions, communication deficits, behavioral issues and unusual interests and certain physical attributes. An individual may present with anyone, or a combination of or all of these difficulties/symptoms. Signs and symptoms usually become noticeable in the first three years of life. This section details the range of these signs and symptoms which are usually observed in individuals with autism.
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