Archive for July, 2007

TEACHH: Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children

The medical world loves its acronyms regardless of if they are misspelled or not! In spite of this fact, you should ignore that TEACHH is spelled wrong and instead train your mind to drop the last H and understand that this treatment is all about teaching the child techniques to make their world easier. With this treatment you won’t be adapting the child to the world; you will be adapting the world to the child. Instead of trying to force the child with autism to understand how the world works, you will teach the child how to function in the world.

Continue Reading Add comment July 30th, 2007

Sign Language for Autism

As we move further in our understanding of the importance of communication in our society we comprehend more and more the power of sign language. Allowing those without the ability to speak according to social norms and those without the ability to speak yet the ability to communicate has opened a whole new world to our eyes. Now, we are beginning to understand how sign language can be beneficial to individuals with autism, something that anyone with a loved one with autism will want to investigate for themselves.

Continue Reading Add comment July 22nd, 2007

Floor Time Therapy

As we continue to grow in our understanding of autism and the related obstacles, we are greeted by different approaches to treating the disorder. Some may believe in reinforcing good behavior while others will go with more of a process of trying to teach the individual how to adapt to the world around them. With the floor time therapy the approach is more of a manner of attempting to teach the individual with autism how to connect with others in a form of rhythm and connectedness.

Continue Reading Add comment July 16th, 2007

Autism Chelation Treatment

The medical world is not without debate when it comes to two main areas of dealing with diseases or disorders, diagnosing and treating them. Diagnosing takes more patience than many are willing to give while treating brings together a slew of arguments related to ethics and morals that many aren’t willing to budge on. Autism is at the forefront of both of these arguments because of our limited history in understanding the disorder overall. There are several supported treatments for autism, one hotly debated treatment being that of Chelation treatment.

Continue Reading Add comment July 5th, 2007


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