Autism & Developmental Delay
The first signs of autism reveal themselves when parents start to notice in the child the following:
– speech delay, frequent use of various sounds, repeating words and phrases. The child can say only separate words without forming a sentence.
– the child avoids eye contact, doesn’t listen to the requests of parents
– episodes of aggression (in the attitude to himself (tearing hair, biting fingers) as well as in the attitude to others)
– disorders of social behavior (difficulties in communication with fellows, decrease of memory concentration)
The diagnosis: is made according to complex psycho neurological examination. To exclude the other reasons of the disease, MRI, EEG and other methods of diagnostics can be conducted.
Today there are no classical methods of autism treatment. All available medications that are used in autism are aimed to decrease the hyperactivity, aggressiveness and other symptoms.