It is important to get children screened for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as soon as you suspect they may be showing symptoms. Diagnosis can set you on the path to get your child the treatment they need.
A couple discuss a fresh diagnosis of autism for their youngest child, going into the details of symptoms, treatment, and placement on the spectrum.
What We Learned from this Video:
- The younger a child is diagnosed, the harder it is to place them on the spectrum.
- It is hard to give a concrete diagnosis early in development given how much can change as a child grows.
- The ADOS-2 is an assessment used to determine whether a child has autism.
- There are various therapies available that can help autistic children lessen the issues caused by their disorder.
- It is worth asking your insurance company whether or not they cover autism. If not, you can apply for Medicaid assistance.
- Not knowing where your child is on the spectrum can make it difficult to know which therapies and treatments can be used.
- However, not being placed means that there is no preconceived expectation for where the child will end up.
- Diagnosis is done through the doctors interacting with the child to determine if they exhibit Autistic behaviors.
- It is unclear what exactly causes autism. There are suspected genetic and environmental factors.
If you believe your child is exhibiting warning signs of autism, it’s a great time to take them in for screening. Set up a consultation with Ability Life Solutions today to get the support you need. We are here for you!