Why is Early Intervention in Autism so important?
Early Intervention is key in reducing Autistic Symptoms since it has been shown to have a positive effect on minimizing its severity, with effects continuing for six years after treatment is ended, concludes a study published by Europa Press.
Early intervention involves behavioral, cognitive, educational and developmental approaches.
Puerto and Aguilar point out in their article Using Multilayer Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder that an accurate and early diagnosis of autism can provide the basis for an appropriate educational and treatment program.
Numerous authors suggest that the best time to start treatment is between 1 and 3 years of age.
By starting treatment early, Superkiddos can experience many benefits:
- Improving social skills, making it easier for them to empathize with others.
- Correcting unwanted behaviors in time, before becoming a learned habit.
- Improving coping skills by giving them tools to deal with their fears and stressful situations.
- It makes it easier for parents to understand the world of their children diagnosed with autism and find a degree of empathy and points of connection with them.
In short, it gives the child the best possible start and also the best chance of developing their full potential. Children prosper and, consequently, the family as well.
What are the most effective early interventions in autism?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a form of early intervention treatment that has been widely adopted by development centers and schools.
It’s a commonly used strategy with children with autism under five years old. Decades of research back its effectiveness.
The ABA approach discourages negative behavior and encourages positive behaviors to improve the child’s skills. Plus, it constantly measures every Superkiddo’s progress.
Additionally, other early Intervention strategies include: Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Music Therapy.
At SuperKids, we specialize in ABA Therapy that we work in conjunction with Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Our services include personalized activities for each SuperKiddo, focused on enhancing their skills.
How do I start therapy for autism?
Obtaining an individual’s diagnostic report is the first step in the ABA Therapy process.
Then, after the evaluation and when your funding source has authorized ABA services, a treatment team will be assigned to your child. This team will include a supervisor (BCBA) and one or more behavior technicians (RBT). Then, your kid would be ready for ABA!
In conclusion, early detection is essential to be able to intervene “early”on-time” and try to vary the long-term functional prognosis of children with ASD.
As a result, the earlier intervention begins, the better outcomes obtained over the course of development.
Would you like your child to start ABA Therapy today?
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