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Understanding Autism - Facts and Realities

Bhavna
1 to 3 years

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Understanding Autism Facts and Realities

“Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.”


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SRIVIDHYA IYER

| Apr 02, 2013

He is now 9 years, excellent in academics and reciting lots of slokas. He has a very good sharp memory. At the age of 4 when other children learn 3 letter words, he was able to read the newspaper and story books. He makes and mingles with people easily and boldly. Only difficulty he has now is sports, he can't kick a ball like a 9 year old or play cricket. But that has not stopped him, he does his share in sports. He likes to cycle, with his side wheels on though. Being a mother I have seen many ups and downs, but I feel if diagnosed at the small age, the child does show tremendous improvement. Thanks to my Occupational Therapist who has been a good support to me and my child. Also I came to know from her that, autism can be diagnosed at when the child is just 3 months old, if the eye contact is poor and mile stones are delayed its a sign for the parents to get their child checked with the doctor. But overall, the parent needs patience and should support and love the child and accept them. They will surely come out of this behavioural problem as they grow. I still take my son to OT, and might be by the time he is a teenager he will be out of this.

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SRIVIDHYA IYER

| Apr 02, 2013

My child was diagnosed with a very mild autism at the age of 3. 5. He had not started talking normally till three, but was reciting Hanuman Chalisa from the age of 2. 5. So we ruled out he being mute. Later when he was diagnosed for autism, I started with Occupational Therapy and within a month and half he stated talking words. He was having difficulty in sense organs integration. He did not cry when he even burnt his fingers, nor could he differentiate smell, no taste and other signs of not hearing when called out for him. He was fascinated only for round objects moving, like the wheels, fans. But I saw a tremendous change in him after he OT sessions.

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Praveen Premkumar

| Jun 26, 2012

Thanks for this nice bit of info

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