is one of the kinds of autism spectrum disorder. This disorder can be
observed after the initial development of the child. Know more about
regressive autism spectrum disorder.
is a disorder which is observed in children however, it can affect
adults too. Though child suffers from autism but it is a tough
challenge for parents to cope with an autistic child. However, the
support and love of parents is enough for child to cope with autism.
Autism is also known as pervasive developmental disorder. It is also classified as autistic disorder, Rett syndrome etc; Regressive Autism
is one such type observed in children. It is also referred as late
on-set autism some times. Continue reading and know more about
What is regressive autism?
Regressive autism is also termed as setback-type autism, autism with
regression, acquired autistic syndrome etc. In this case the child
develops normally at the initial stage, however loss of speech and
social skills can be observed. This type of behaviour can be observed
in child at the age of 15 - 30 months.
The situation in each case of child suffering from regressive
autism can be different. Some may experience loss of few words, for
some it can be loss of social skills and some of them may experience
both. The rate at which this disorder develops also varies in each
Causes of regressive autism
The exact causes of regressive autism are not known. However some
researchers say that vaccinations, seizures, viruses etc; can also
cause regressive autism. But some researchers say that it can be caused
due to postnatal environmental factors. Once the root cause of such
disorder is know it is easier for parents and doctors to help the child
coping with it.
Symptoms of regressive autism
Here are some the common symptoms of regressive autism
- Loss of some words
- Loss of social skills and interaction
- Loss of previously learned words in the process of learning new words
- Loss of both words and social skills
Coping with child suffering from regressive autism
an autistic child, it is necessary to keep certain things in mind. The
first and the most important thing is that you need to posses lot of
patience. You require lot of patience to support your child and make
his or her way to improvement easier. Your patience and hard work can
prove to be a milestone for your child's development. Here are some of the ways to help your child to deal with autism.
- Using speech therapy
can help bringing a considerable development in children. It can help
child to learn the new as well as some words which children have
- Consult an expert regularly and take help to find new and better ways to deal with your child
- Try to find more and more about the difficulties and interests
of your child. Give more importance to the interests of your child.
give him or her full opportunity to explore his or her interests
- Use big pictures, diagrams, charts, toys etc; to encourage
language development and identifications in child. Play word games and
puzzles with your child, it may help
- Discuss the child's problem with the school authorities,
teachers and others who are closely associated with child. Tell people
around your child to keep him or her interactive
Along with patience
you also need to become a support system of your child. Your efforts
are important as well early treatment of the child is necessary. There
are many people in this world who were autistic but can still gain a
lot from life. Hope and positive attitude can bring about a sea-change