Signs of Autism in Children or Autistic Symptoms
There are a number of initial symptoms that parents and teachers can look for. These may be evident even in a child as young as one year old — or may not become evident until age three or older. Some signs to look for in autistic children include:
Early signs of autistic symptoms:
As many as six in 1,000 children may be autistic. Many parents are worried, in part because autism is so much in the headlines these days. It’s a good idea to keep a weather eye on your young child, because even very young children can be diagnosed. And research shows that the earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the better the prognosis for good outcomes.
Possible Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Autistic Children
Autism Diagnosis and contribution of Hyperbaric medicine in Hyperbaric centers
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) should be diagnosed by a medical professional with support from physical, occupational and speech therapists. Ideally, everyone involved with a diagnosis should have significant experience with ASDs, their diagnosis and their treatment.
Hyperbaric medicine and treatment in maximum hyperbaric centers for children with autism has reportedly led to improvements in the condition, though previous studies were uncontrolled. Now, a new study is the first controlled trial to report clinical improvements.
Hyperbaric therapy conducted in a hyperbaric center traditionally involves inhaling up to 100% oxygen at a pressure greater than 1 atmosphere (atm) in a pressurized chamber.
Clinical outcomes were evaluated by three different scales:
The study found that children with autism in the treatment group had significant improvements in overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, eye contact, and sensory/cognitive awareness compared to children in the non-treatment group.
Rossignol wrote “Hyperbaric treatment is a safe treatment modality at 1.3 atm and … appears to be a promising treatment for children with autism”.