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Strategies to do to help a child with autism spectrum disorder

 Strategies to do to help a child with autism spectrum disorder

 Strategies to do to help a child with autism spectrum disorder


There are many strategies and interventions that can be effective in helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some of these include:

1. Early Intervention: Children with autism can benefit from early intervention services once diagnosed. These services can include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and applied behavior analysis (ABA).

2. Special Education: Children with autism may need special educational services, such as Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), to support their learning and development in the classroom.

3. Social skills training: Children with autism often struggle with social interactions, and social skills training can help them learn how to communicate and interact with others more effectively.

4. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): ABA therapy is an evidence-based approach that can help children with autism make improvements in communication, social interaction, and adaptive behavior.

5. Speech and language therapy: Children with autism spectrum disorder may have difficulty communicating, and speech and language therapy can help them develop their language and communication skills.

6. Sensory integration therapy: Some children with autism have difficulty processing and responding to sensory information, and sensory integration therapy can help them better understand and respond to the world around them.

7. Supporting parents and families: Caring for a child with autism can be challenging, and it is important for parents and other family members to get support and resources to help them manage the unique challenges of raising a child with autism.

It is also important to note that each person with autism is different, and it is likely to be most beneficial to assess the child individually and develop an intervention plan tailored to their specific needs and abilities.

Ways to treat autism:

There are three therapies that can make it easier to live with autism. Again, these are not cures - they are just therapies to help you and your child deal with this diagnosis.


There are many therapies that can help treat autism: physical therapy, play therapy, music therapy, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, sensory therapy, and drug therapy. All of these things can make a huge difference in the life of an autistic child. They don't treat the disability, but they do each child ways they can handle it.

Alternative treatments:

In the above section, pharmacotherapy was mentioned as a treatment for autism. This is to give the child medicine to control symptoms. However, more and more parents are turning to natural and alternative remedies instead of medication. This involves using natural herbs instead of medicines, which do not cause the side effects of medicines. Some studies have indicated that vitamins and minerals can be helpful in treating autism.

Of course, be sure to notify your child's doctor if you opt for these remedies as they can sometimes have negative interactions with prescription medications. Keep in mind that these are only to help with symptoms - they cannot cure your child's autism.

Feeding methods:

There is some evidence that certain foods can cause allergic reactions, which can lead to behavioral problems, as can gluten, artificial dyes, and dairy products. It is believed that by eliminating these things from the diet, you can also remove behavioral problems.

You may also consider talking with your child's doctor about testing your child for a food allergy. This will help you find out if your child's behavior is due to a food allergy. Plus, it will help you decide which foods to eliminate, rather than having to try them yourself.


Again, there is no cure for autism. However, there are plenty of treatment methods available that can help with the symptoms. When trying a treatment method, be sure to only try one treatment method at a time so you can see if it helps. You will need to give it at least two to three months before you can see if it is working. There are no magic cures that will work overnight.

If you decide to try a multivitamin/mineral/herbal supplement, be sure to consult your child's doctor. They need to know what therapies you try - and certain vitamins/minerals/herbs can cause interactions with prescriptions. Keep everyone on the treatment team informed so that you can work together to help your child deal with this diagnosis.

Finally, if you hear about a "magic" cure for autism, don't believe it. If a treatment is ever available, your child's doctor will let you know — not one of those midnight commercials. Continue using these therapies for autism symptoms to help you and your child cope.