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Early intervention, treatment crucial for autistic children

Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 3:01 am

As a kindergartner, it was common for Loghan Madriz to be suspended and sent home on a weekly basis last year. Eventually he would be diagnosed with autism at age 5. 

Not knowing where to turn or just what may have been afflicting her son, Merlen Huezo had initially approached county Behavioral Health Services for an evaluation of Loghan. Ultimately she would be referred to the San Diego Regional Center, which diagnosed Loghan as having an autism spectrum disorder.

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  • Kim Pomares posted at 10:46 am on Mon, Nov 11, 2013.

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    Early intervention is less of a concern with Sensory Enrichment therapy. The findings of the recent clinical trials is that age is less of a success factor. The average age in the first study was 6.6 years old, with the oldest child being 12.

    http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/05/autism-treatment.aspx

    Of course, for current therapies, age is a huge factor, but if the child is too old, there is at least one alternative now.

    Sensory Enrichment therapy is not Sensory Integration therapy which has yet to show consistent results in clinical settings.

    Sensory Enrichment therapy involves parents or therapists administering non-pharmaceutical, carefully constructed sensory exercises designed to maximize neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.

     

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