Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is a developmental disability that causes significant impairments in social, communication, and behavioral skills. Autism Spectrum Disorder covers a broad range of disorders each with unique characteristics and manifestations.
Child care professionals can identify possible signs of Autism spectrum disorder in children at an early age, by being familiar with its characteristic symptoms. This, in turn, allows for earlier interventions and potentially better outcomes. This disorder affects communication, social interaction and behavior in the children.
Autism can be understood as being in his or her own world.
Though many kinds of causes are usually attributed, the exact causes of Autism are not exactly known. But, the most possible risk factors can be such as the following.
Having an immediate Autistic family member
Genetic disorders like “Fragile X syndrome”
Born to older parents
Low birth weight
Exposure to heavy metals and toxins
History of viral infections during gestation period or for the newborn
Ill-effects of medicines used earlier
High stress and emotional issues during pregnancy
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Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD can affect the child during months of age, the effects of which can be reduced if identified and treated as early as possible. Our Early intervention services for Autism in Hyderabad are designed for the toddlers from 6months to 3yrs of age, in developing their motor skills and cognitive skills so as to nurture their skills from the early age. This lessens the effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder on the child.
As per the studies, early diagnosis and the early intervention programs, show major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills. Early intervention services for Autism at Hyderabad focus on the cognitive and creative skill development that is high in your young child’s brain and it is highly helpful if the intervention program is started as early as the symptoms are identified.
Individuals with Autism Spectrum disorder or ASD need special care and attention from well experienced and trained professionals. Wellness Hub at Hyderabad offers you the top occupational therapists that are empathetic, patient and goal-oriented. Occupational therapists assist children with ASD in managing the sensory sensitivities, behavioral and coordination difficulties and to overcome challenges of daily activities, engaging them in school, play, and self-care occupations. Our top occupational therapists at Hyderabad are specialized in providing assessments and treatment for children with ASD and in enhancing children’s development and skill acquisition by designing support programs.
It is not easy to find the best and top occupational therapists who work with an efficient team of behavior therapists, speech therapists and special educators to design apt programs tailoring to the needs of the individuals. Wellness Hub at Hyderabad offers you such a great combination of excellent therapists using scientific approaches at reasonable pricing.
Behavioral therapy or cognitive behavior therapy is a psychological therapy that focuses on thoughts, feelings and behaviors of an individual. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on negative thought patterns that individuals with psychological conditions often experience. The treatment programs in this therapy are offered to come out of those negative thoughts and cognitive difficulties.
At Wellness Hub, you have the best special educators in Hyderabad equipped with a resource room and specifically adapted teaching area, and different scientific approaches to teaching methods, for delivering the best to your kid. IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is adopted to provide the special education that suits the requirements and the needs of your Autistic child, targeted to improve both education and communication of the child.
Along with the kids with Autism, children, having the learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia etc., non-verbal learning disabilities, language processing disorders, communication disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, inabilities due to physical and developmental disorders etc. are also offered special education at Wellness Hub. These programs are tailored to cater to the needs of the child.
ABA therapy helps in improving social skills, communication skills, and learning skills among individuals through positive reinforcement techniques. Wellness Hub at Hyderabad offers you the Best ABA therapy for the individuals to apply the idea of rewards and consequences meticulously to achieve measurable goals.
ABA therapy i.e., Applied Behavior Analysis therapy focuses on how behavior is formed and how it is affected by the environment, and how learning takes place. During this, the behavior of the individual is observed in different settings, and the information is collected and analyzed. Parents and caretakers are interviewed for collecting the information. The individual is observed, tested for different skills, and assessed by the therapists, regarding the behavioral patterns. Best ABA therapy in Hyderabad is available at Wellness Hub with the best team of experts.
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Autism spectrum disorder or related conditions can be identified in children, at an early age. When a toddler is identified to be showing the following symptoms, it is better to take an Autism assessment test to find out if everything is alright with the child.
Has poor maintenance of eye-contact or avoids it
Shows abnormal interest in objects/ toys rather than people around
Has touch-sensitivity towards certain objects
Spins round objects and feels distressed if disturbed
Displays unusual attachment towards certain objects
Lacks the ability to share their feelings like sadness, happiness, or anger
Lacks social and emotional reciprocity
Has high resistance towards changes in routine
Prefers playing alone or sometimes with adults
Has delayed speech or distorted speech
Doesn’t respond when called or behaves as a deaf person
Giggles or laughs for no apparent reason
Faces difficulty in using speech in a meaningful conversation
Engages in repetitive behaviors like rocking, spinning, or hand flapping
Tries to walk on toes
Under or over reaction to one or more of the five senses like sight, touch, taste, smell or hearing
Repeated actions or body movements
Displays need for sameness
Doesn’t return a smile
Has great variation in abilities
Plays in an unusual manner with toys like handling them upside down
Has Echolalia – Repeating or parroting certain words
Feels difficulty in interacting with people around
Involves in odd-play like tearing papers or flicking papers or strings etc.
Lacks fear in doing dangerous tasks like playing with fire, climbing or jumping from heights
Wakes up and plays at night and still has full energy to play the next morning
If at least half of the above symptoms are found, it is suggested to refer the child to Multidisciplinary evaluation for diagnosis.
A multidisciplinary team consists of clinical psychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, behavioral therapist, and a special educator. Wellness Hub offers such a team of best therapists to assess the Autism levels in your kid.
The term “spectrum” refers to a wide range of symptoms and severity. Each child with Autism has a unique pattern of behavior and a different level of severity. Autism Spectrum disorders can be narrowed down to four types of Autism. They are:
Autistic disorder (or classic Autism)
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified
Among them, the main three types of Autism are Asperger’s, Autistic and PDD-NOS. Asperger’s syndrome is considered as mild autism and PDD-NOS is severe autism. Rett Syndrome also has similar features to Autism but it is a rare genetic disorder that is found after 6years of age, especially in female children. Childhood disintegrative disorder is a condition in which children develop normally till 3 to 4years of age and then slowly over a few months, lose all the skills like language, social, motor, and other skills they have learned.
The characteristics of Autism can vary in a wide range as this is a spectrum disorder. Autism can be high, moderate, or low. The three main types of Autism are:
Mild level of Autism is called Asperger’s syndrome in which the person may be intelligent enough to handle his/her daily activities.
Medium level of Autism is considered as Autistic disorder in which the Autism is significant and needs to undergo therapies to cope with daily life activities.
The higher level of Autism is named as Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified whose Autism is more severe than the ones having Asperger’s syndrome.
Each child defines Autism in his/her own way, depending upon the severity, the patterns of behavior and the varied symptoms.
Asperger’s is high functioning Autism. It is a condition that affects the way to communicate and to relate to others. The common challenges faced by children with Asperger’s syndrome include intolerance to changes in routine, non-regulated emotions, and lack of self advocacy
The possible symptoms of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome
Has good memory
Has artistic interests
Has good Intellectual levels
Has speech problems and poor social skills
Has delayed motor development
Has qualities like honesty, focused, fair and just
Has a desire to connect (but finds it difficult to match)
The development of harmful psychological problems
Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD – NOS) is a severe form of Autism that refers to a group of disorders that are characterized by impairment in social interactions and verbal and non-verbal communication, involving repeated interests and activities.
The possible symptoms of a child with PDD-NOS
Has poor social skills
Prefers to be alone
Lacks social empathy
Has poor playing skills
Has problem maintaining eye-contact
Lacks the ability to interact meaningfully
Avoids to be with peers and sharing with others
Lacks the ability to differentiate familiar and unfamiliar people
As their needs differ, every Autistic child has to be treated in a separate way. When you take your child to a psychologist for the Autism assessment, they spend a considerable amount of time assessing the skills, behavior and symptoms of your Autistic child. At Wellness hub, Hyderabad, with a team of psychologists, speech therapists, behavioral and occupational therapists, we come to a conclusion on the needs of your child and what needs to be done to meet them. It is then a program is prepared for treating your Autistic child. The early the symptoms are recognized and the intervention is started, the better the outcome would be. Autism treatment at Hyderabad center focuses on early intervention.
Diagnosing Autism needs professional skills. Some assessments such as CARS and VSMS are performed by experts such as behavioral therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists to rightly diagnose Autism.
It is a behavioral rating scale developed to identify children with autism. It further distinguishes children with autism in the mild and moderate range from children with autism in the moderate to severe range. Clinician rates are based on at least 2 sources of information (both direct observation and information gathered from someone who knows the individual’s behavior in different settings).
It is done by rating the child’s behaviors from 1 to 4.
1 for being normal at the child’s age
2 for mildly abnormal
3 for moderately abnormal
4 for severely abnormal
Scores range from 15 to 60 with 30 being the cutoff rate for a diagnosis of mild autism. Scores 30-37 indicate mild to moderate autism, while scores between 38 and 60 are characterized as severe autism. CARS is used to rate the child’s behavior, characteristics, and abilities against the expected developmental growth of a typical child.
The following characteristics are evaluated during CARS assessment:
Relationship to people
Adaptation to change
Taste-smell-touch response and use
Fear and nervousness
Level and consistency of intellectual response
CARS assessment done at Autism center, Hyderabad helps in making a better decision towards the therapies that your Autistic child might need.
It is a psychological assessment tool for the evaluation of social and adaptive functions. In addition to assessing social competence, VSMS is also used as a substitute test to assess intelligence when other core intelligence tests cannot be used due to various reasons, such as poor speech ability and in conditions where the child is not cooperative.
The test consists of 8 sub-scales measuring:
General self-help ability
Both of these tests give abundant information regarding the level of Autism the child is having. Our team of experts at Hyderabad, designs the therapy program based on the needs of your Autistic child.
Wellness Hub offers Autism therapy services at Hyderabad, with a curated list of highly experienced health professionals who deal with Autism spectrum disorder and other related issues by assessing, diagnosing and designing special programs for every client. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists relating specific areas of development will monitor the improvements in the client’s conditions and analyze them further to redesign the programs to cater to the needs of a specific Autistic client.
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Many parents now prefer the Online Autism therapy services which have many benefits that online interaction provides, besides being as effective as face-to-face communication. Our curated list of top speech therapists, behavioral therapists, occupational therapists and special educators are here to offer your child the best care and therapies that cater to the needs of your Autistic child.
It is a great choice to prefer online Autism therapy services if you have no Autism therapy center nearby. We suggest you start with our free initial Autism consultation service to know if your child is having Autism. Our therapists might recommend Online Autism assessments to assess the level of Autism and then would design the online therapies that are needed for your child.
Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is a developmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction and behavior in children. Social skills training for kids is very essential as the children with Autism lack the crucial social skills such as non-verbal social behaviors and social communication, developing peer relationships, lacking of sharing enjoyments, interests, or achievements, lacking social or emotional response and even social imitative play like the children of their age group.
Practicing interactions and communications in a specific group of similar age and ability enables them to communicate well. These programs include responding to peers, making good body language, maintaining friendships, social initiation skills and self-comfort skills, observational learning, playground skills, group behavior skills etc. At Wellness Hub, Hyderabad, social skills training for Autistic kids are offered by best behavioural, occupational, and speech therapists along with special educators to be on par with the children of their own age.
Best speech therapy is possible with best speech therapists and their best efforts through scientifically proven methods, techniques and strategies. Individuals with Autism have difficulties understanding and using words, longer utterances to communicate, repetition of words, maintaining eye-contact, and initiating conversations etc. Speech and language therapists at Wellness Hub, Hyderabad, provide best therapy services according to the needs of your Autistic child. Besides for those with Autism, different kinds of therapies for different people like late talkers, for those with voice-related issues, Apraxia, aphasia, dysarthia, stuttering, learning difficulties are also offered by the best speech therapists at Wellness Hub, Hyderabad.
It is somewhat tough for the children having Autism to be a school student just like a normal child. They need the help of trained professionals to keep them on par with the other kids of their age. With this School readiness program, the kids with Autism would learn basic skills which would help them get ready for the normal academic school.
School readiness program helps the kids between 3yrs to 6yrs of age with Autism to learn the basic skills such as practicing classroom mechanics, etiquettes and routines, following group instructions and activities, practicing social skills, fine and gross motor skills, independent skills and foundational academics.
Our curated list of best speech therapists, occupational therapists, behavioral therapists and special educators at our Hyderabad Autism center are here to offer the best your Autistic child can get.
When I was looking for some experienced professionals who can provide Autism therapies for my son, some friends suggested Wellness Hub at Hyderabad. They have a dedicated workplace with well- equipped therapy treatments for Autism. Staff is very co-operative. They have modified the problem behaviors in him by providing the best support. His aggravated harmful behaviors were brought to a halt. He now has friends too. Autism therapies are best at Wellness Hub
Ganesh Sharma, Hyderabad (Father of an Autistic child who took occupational and behavioral therapies)
If you are in doubt whether your kid has Autism or not, it is better to get that confirmed with some professional help. Our free Autism consultation services could help you with that. Please don’t hesitate as you might regret later.
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All therapies such as Speech therapy, Behavioral therapy, Occupational therapy, Special Education and some assessment tests are also available at Wellness Hub. Programs like early intervention program and school readiness program are available.
Free Autism Consultation service is for those who are unsure of their child’s condition whether Autism is present or not. Our experts observe, test, and assess the degree of Autism the kid is having through this free Autism consultation service.
Autism is not treatable completely. But, it can be managed with the help of therapies for the betterment of the individual in carrying out daily activities and to be independent in life.
When you take your child to a psychologist for the Autism assessment, they spend a considerable amount of time assessing the skills, behavior, and symptoms of your child. If needed, they recommend some assessment tests to be more specific on the needs of your child. With a team of psychologists, speech therapists, behavioral and occupational therapists, they come to a conclusion on the needs of your child and a plan of procedural implementation to meet them. Then, the team of experts prepares a program for treating your Autistic child.
Every Speech Therapist, Behavioral Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Special Educator at Wellness Hub has the requisite educational qualification to excel in their line of operation. Further, we ensure that every therapist associated with us is driven by the zeal to work for the child’s continuous improvement.
Yes, our therapists operate from our centre in KPHB, Hyderabad. If you live close-by, please contact us on +91 888 1299 888 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to start in-person therapies for your child at the earliest. If you are visiting Hyderabad, we would be glad if you drop by for a chat with our team