An autistic person has a chance to be normal. High-functioning autistics prove that, as they hold down jobs securely in different sectors. The only thing about them is they see the world in a different way. Nonetheless, it’s a long way to that kind of normalcy from the autism that afflicts children.
Physically, autistic people are normal. It’s all about how their bodies handle the five senses. That’s where the problem starts and ends, because the results are just manifestations. More often than not, all five of their senses are working properly; it’s the faulty neural pathways.
How Sensory Dysfunction Exhibit
You can mistake some of these as normal behavior, but these things happen all too often with an autistic person. That’s how pediatricians know if a child has a form of autism or an autism spectrum disorder. If you‘re concerned about any kid in your life having the disorder, look out for these signs:
- Repetitive behavior (spinning, head banging, hand flapping)
- Slow speech
- Avoidance of movement
- Short attention span
- Difficulty in identifying things through touch
- Fear/anxiety in new/change in routines
- Lack of balance
Focusing on One Thing
The balance thing is where autistic recovery starts. For one, autism treatment therapy straightens how their senses work. Apart from finding solutions for them to function properly, this remedy also prioritize how they perceive neural stimulations. That is to say, teaching them how to act normal.
An effective treatment will reduce the risk of develop depression, clumsiness, and school failure. In recovery, it’s a good foundation on the way to being high functional. It may also be best to not expect them to be exceptional on the things they don’t particularly like. That’s why biking, and other simple motor exercises, is big triumph for them. They shouldn’t be able to do it, but with enough therapy, they can.
If you feel skeptical about therapies in general, at least keep an open mind for children. It’ll be hard to trust in alternative medicine in this aspect, as they need nothing but solid results.