Butterfly Therapy Center provides treatment for a broad range of child developmental challenges including motor incoordination, sensory-motor dysfunction, behavioral dysfunction, ADHD, PDD, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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What is autisM?
Autism is a lifelong, nonprogressive neurological condition that usually manifests before the age of three. The term “autism” refers to a developmental disorder that has a substantial impact on verbal and nonverbal communication as well as social interaction.
The classic form of autism manifests as constrained, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior and activities, as well as deficits in social interaction, communication and language use, and limited imagination.
Autism is a condition that spans a wide range of symptoms. Autism symptoms and traits can appear in a wide range of combinations, ranging from mild to severe. Although autism is defined by a set of characteristics, children and people with autism can display any combination of these behaviors in any severity. Two children with the same condition can behave extremely differently and have distinct abilities.
Causes of Autism:
There is no known single cause for autism, but it is widely assumed that anomalies in brain structure or function are to blame. Brain scans reveal differences in the form and structure of autistic and non-autistic children’s brains. A number of possibilities are being investigated by researchers, including the link between heredity, genetics, and medical disorders. There appears to be a pattern of autism or associated problems in many families, indicating that the illness has a genetic foundation. While no single gene has been linked to autism, scientists are looking for abnormal regions of the genetic code that autistic children may have inherited.
The development of children with ASD differs from that of regular children. In areas of development such as motor, verbal, cognitive, and social skills, children without ASDs develop at roughly the same rate. Children with ASDs grow at varying speeds in several areas of development. They may excel at some tasks, such as putting puzzles together or solving computer problems, but they struggle with others, such as communicating and establishing friends.
Children with ASD may learn a difficult skill before learning an easy one. A child, for example, could be able to read large sentences but not be able to tell you what a “b” sounds like. It’s also possible for a child to learn a talent and subsequently lose it. A toddler, for example, may be able to say a lot of words at first but then cease talking completely.