Recognize Early Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of autism in children should be recognized by the parents. Recognized more quickly will help children with autism. Because they can immediately receive therapy to address their specific needs.

Autism has a wide range of so-called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Variety of disorders included in ASD is autistic disorder (classic autism), Asperger's disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett's disorder (Rett syndrome, and childhood dis integrative disorder (CDD). Symptoms of ASD were diagnosed based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

"Symptoms usually appear before a child is three years old and should be immediately recognizable parents. If late, poor child did not receive treatment soon," said psychiatrist dr. Dwijo Saputro Sp.KJ day seminar Warning on World Autism Day, Tuesday (09/04/2013) in Jakarta.

The most common sign in children with autism is difficulty recognizing faces. According to this difficulty Dwijo be an early symptom of autism. This is because the child is difficult to build and was not in need of social relations. The difficulty of being able to also make long eye contact.

Children with autism usually also experienced late talking (speech delay). Speech delay making a limited mastery of the language. Children with autism are usually only able to talk to the 'style' certain. "If the immediate environment using formal language, then he will do it too. Children with autism can not adjust the language used by the surrounding environment," said Dwijo.

Children with autism also difficult to play imaginatively. The real game is relatively easy for them. They usually do not want to share toys with other children. Children also have repetitive stereotyped behavior. For example, rock the fingers, or walking back and forth. This habit can be a favorite, or because of abnormal brain activity.

As a result, children are not able to control the motion carried. Children with autism also react to certain things, such as light, sound, smell, taste, and texture. Children with autism usually do not like or are not comfortable with the light is too strong. Certain sounds such as thunder, a ringing telephone, or a vacuum cleaner to make children with autism feel uncomfortable. They will cover their ears and scream sometimes. Children with autism do not show any expression when feeling hot or cold.

Children with autism also often experience drowsiness and sleep problems difficult. Some people with autism have to use the hormone melatonin to help him sleep.

Early intervention

Children with autism should be immediately taken to a psychologist or psychiatrist to immediately receive treatment within its capabilities. Therapy will help her self and adapt in the environment.

"Early intervention helps children quickly learn important things for him. Shapes can be combined psychological therapy and psikofarmaka," said Dwijo.

Psikofarmaka used when considered dangerous manifestations of autism in children. Form of early intervention on psychological aspects is, children learn behaviors and social education. Children will learn how to behave well in public environments. For example, if you have to pee in place, no yelling, and obey the rules. Another form of intervention is floor time. At this session will learn how to communicate and establish relationships.