Parenting is not a piece of cake! That too, raising and handling an autistic child is a challenging one as it is the hardest thing to understand the behaviour and needs of those children for you as a parent.
As most people think, it is not a deadly or incurable disorder that no one can get out of. They can even lead a normal life like others if the right treatment is given at the very early stage. But unfortunately most of the parents who are unaware of autism, will come to know this at the very later stage which is fatal to both the parent and the children.
Here a tik tok video by @happy_ville demonstrates the early signs of autism in a child in a very clear manner that it has got almost 344.7K likes. This will explain the early and common signs found in a autistic child and you can examine your child thoroughly to know if he/she needs any help.
Why Does Autism Matter?
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a disability which is caused by differences in brain development that will impact the person’s socialisation, personal interaction and communication skills. Studies have proved that the major cause for autism is genetics despite other factors. If it is not treated at the right age, this disability will become worse as they may find it hard to mingle with others, or find themselves with unusual behaviours compared with others.
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Early signs of Autism:
As already said Autistic children tend to do different behaviours. If you notice your children keenly, you can find some things different. These behaviours are very clearly shown in the above video. They are:
- Hand Flapping
- Finger Posturing
- Looking at his/ her hands
- Backwards Walking
- Repetitive behaviours or actions or words
- Lining up things
A few other symptoms include problems in communicating with others, lack of eye contact, not listening to others, high sensitivity to touch, smell, sounds, sights that may be ordinary to others, using different tones of voices, using gestures, and to name a few. Most significantly, 5 out of 10 autistic children are non-verbal and not able to disclose what they think or what they want.
How to treat them:
Obviously, it is hard to say the exact diagnosis for autism until you consult a doctor as the treatment differs from person to person as it depends on their behaviours, language, parenting, social life and surrounding. Only the psychiatrist can analyse all these aspects together and tailor the treatment according to every individual.
When you’re a parent of autistic child, all that you can do is take him/her to the best psychiatrist. But ensure that the physician is well certified and has a good number of years of experience in this field. Ask suggestions from your kith and kin or trustworthy websites like ThreeBestRated, JustDial, etc, as anything wrong could be a wrong turn in your child’s life.
The sooner you visit the doc, the easier your children’s life will be!
Is the psychiatrist approach enough?
Parenting plays a vital role in autism treatment. Since autism is a brain related problem, you as a parent have to remember that besides the treatment, your cuddling and caring can be the best ever medicine for your children. Ensure you provide them with proper support, so that they will walk with pride without developing any inferiority complexes and ending up their lives within the four walls of the rooms.
Primarily spending ample time with your children and trying to listen to, communicate with and understand them will help them improve their communication skills. Trying to set up a schedule for them (like walking up, hitting school, meals, etc..) and keeping them following their routine also aids them a lot. Because these children are proven to do the best when they keep up the schedule. And, whenever they do their best, never forget to appreciate and reward them.
At last, get in touch with your psychiatrist, know more about autism and your children as well, so that you can act in accordance with that in order to help your children out.