Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviour. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. It is one of three recognized disorders in the ASD the other two being:
Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), not otherwise specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.
There are numerous hypotheses for and against the certain causes of autism and none of them is considered to be true or false. This uncertainty adds to the confusion of the parents and carers of the autistic children. Despite the fact there is huge debate on the issue of causes of the autistic spectrum disorder, there is no conventional or alternative healthcare system which can address single handily for the treatment of this syndrome.
Prenatal Environnement - Infectious processes, environmental agents, other maternal conditions.
Postnatal Environnement – Mercurey, vaccines, auto immune diseases, viral infections, excessive hygiène, oxydative stress, lack of vitamin D, Leakey Gut Syndrome, Paracetamol.
The number of people diagnosed with autism has increased dramatically since the 1980s, partly due to changes in diagnostic practice; the question of whether actual prevalence has increased is unresolved.
Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviours which are markedly different from those of typical children. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life.
The signs usually develop gradually, but some autistic children first develop more normally and then regress. Not many children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, though some become successful.
An autistic culture has developed, with some individuals seeking a cure and others believing autism should be accepted as a difference and not treated as a disorder.
As far as symptoms are concerned a healthcare professional immediately evaluate a child for ASD if he or she:
Does not babble or coo by 12 months of age.
Does not gesture (point, wave, grasp, etc.) by 12 months of age.
Does not say two-word phrases on his or her own (rather than just repeating what someone says to him or her) by 24 months of age.
Has any loss of any language or social skill at any age.
Yet there are other symptoms which can be observed for Autistic Spectrum Disorder:
- The child does not respond to his/her name.
- The child cannot explain what he/she wants.
- Language skills or speech are delayed.
- The child doesn't follow directions.
- At times, the child seems to be deaf.
- The child has odd movement patterns.
- The child is hyperactive, uncooperative, or oppositional.
- The child doesn't know how to play with toys.
- The child doesn't point or wave bye-bye.
- The child doesn't know how to play with toys.
- The child doesn't smile when smiled at.
- The child has poor eye contact.
- The child gets "stuck" on things over and over and can't move on to other things.
- The child seems to prefer to play alone.
- The child gets things for him/herself only.
- The child is very independent for his/her age.
- The child seems to hear sometimes, but not others.
- The child used to say a few words or babble, but now he/she doesn't.
- The child throws intense or violent tantrums.
- The child does things "early" compared to other children.
- The child seems to be in his/her "own world".
- The child seems to tune people out.
- The child is not interested in other children.
- The child walks on his/her toes.
- The child shows unusual attachments to toys, objects, or schedules (i.e., always holding a string or having to put socks on before pants.)
- Child spends a lot of time lining things up or putting things in a certain order.
It is thought that autism is a fate that parents have to accept. Many treatment options are applied in conventional and in alternative healthcare to alleviate the symptoms of autism. Most of these therapies include the use of drugs, herbs etc.
It may take many different things to bring recovery to these children. Like the spectrum of the disorder, the spectrum of treatments is varied. However, PACED therapy can not only help bring the child the rest of the way to recovery but address the underlying susceptibility to autism to help prevent a reoccurrence of symptoms in the future. At the Mind Body Clinic, PACED therapy is applied to a challenging disorder like Autism.
PACED is a treatment method which encompasses the natural, gentle yet dynamic approach to treat the symptoms associated with any childhood disorders, acute or chronic.
PACED therapy assumes each child as a unique individual. On the basis of individuality symptoms the treatment plan is devised to suit the needs of the patient.
PACED therapy employs Energy Medicines in order to make an ailing system to kick start its own healing process.
PACED therapy is drug free, non-invasive, non-toxic, and side-effects free.
PACED therapy comprises naturally health promoting substances only.
PACED therapy utilises micro-DNA remedies to support the ailing immune system and child growth.
Progressive Alleviation of Childhood Ecological Diseases is a treatment method which encompasses the natural, gentle yet dynamic approach to treat the symptoms associated with any childhood disorders, acute or chronic.
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