Deciding on treatment choices for a child with autism can be overwhelming. Many different interventions and techniques are offered, from medications to diets, from vitamins to occupational therapy, from cognitive-behavioral techniques to biofeedback training. It can be difficult to decide what to try, and even harder to tell what is effective. How do you know when a treatment is working?
Autism therapies and treatments
As we explore current autism interventions, we have remarked on the fact that "folk wisdom" can lead to scientifically proven treatments...or not. For an example of a folk practice that became
As we explore current autism interventions, we have remarked on the fact that "folk wisdom" can lead to scientifically proven treatments...or not. For an example of a fiercely believed in and cent
Educational and behavioral approaches are o
It is clear that we still do not know enough about autism spectrum disorder, especially when compared with what we know about other conditions.
This section explores those behaviors and problems that are challenging to people with autism, their families and teachers.
Once families get a diagnosis, they search for the right treatments and therapies for their children with autism. This section explores current treatments and the evidence that supports their use.