|Types of Therapy for Autism|
- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the oldest and most fully researched treatment specifically developed for autism. ABA is a very intensive system of reward-based training which focuses on teaching particular skills. If any autism-specific therapy is offered by your school and/or covered by your insurance, this will probably be the one.
- Speech Therapy
- Almost all people with autism have issues with speech and language. Sometimes these issues are obvious; many people with autism are non-verbal or use speech very poorly. Sometimes the issues relate not to articulation or grammar but to “speech pragmatics” (the use of speech to build social relationships). Across the board, through, speech and language therapy is likely to be helpful for people with autism.
- Occupational Therapy
- Occupational therapy focuses on building daily living skills. Since many people with autism have delays in fine motor skills, occupational therapy can be very important. Occupational therapists may also have training in sensory integration therapy – a technique which may help autistic people manage hypersensitivity to sound, light and touch.
- Social Skills Therapy
- One of autism’s “core deficits” is a lack of social and communication skills. Many children with autism need help in building the skills they need to hold a conversation, connect with a new friend or even navigate the playground. Social skills therapists can help out setting up and facilitating peer-based social interaction.
- Physical Therapy
- Autism is a “pervasive developmental delay”. Many autistic people have gross motor delays, and some have low muscle tone (they’re unusually weak). Physical therapy can build up strength, coordination and basic sports skills.
- Play Therapy
- Strange as it may sound, children with autism need help learning to play. And play can also serve as a tool for building speech, communication and social skills. Play therapists may have training in particular therapeutic techniques such as Floortime or The Play Project – or they may incorporate play therapy into speech, occupational or physical therapy.
- Behavior Therapy
- Children with autism are often frustrated. They are misunderstood, have a tough time communicating their needs, suffer from hypersensitivities to sound, light and touch. Behavior therapists are trained to figure out just what lies behind negative behaviors and to recommend changes to the environment and routines to improve behavior.
- Developmental Therapies
- Floortime, Son-rise and Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) are all considered to be “developmental treatment”. This means that they build from a child’s own interests, strengths and developmental level to increase emotional, social and intellectual abilities. Developmental therapies are often contrasted to behavioral therapies, which are best used to teach specific skills such as shoe tying, tooth brushing, etc.
- Visually-Based Therapies
- Many people with autism are visual thinkers. Some do very well with picture-based communication systems such as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication). Video modeling, video games and electronic communication systems also tap into autistic people’s visual strength to build skills and communication.
- Biomedical Therapies
- Biomedical treatments may include pharmaceuticals, but most often biomedical treatments for autism are based on the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) approach to autism therapy. Doctors trained in the DAN! “protocol” prescribe special diets, supplements and alternative treatments. None of these treatments have been approved by the FDA or CDC, but there are many anecdotal stories of positive outcomes.
|Herbal and Neuron Acupuncture Treatment|
Neuron acupuncture treatment is traditional medical systems originate from China 5000 years ago. The effectiveness and good result of Neuron acupuncture treatment for autism has been proven by many of Chinese physician in the world. Chinese Master is one of them; he shows the good result in Malaysia. Many of autism patients in Malaysian had meet him for autism treatment. Some of the autism patients also come from others country to meet Chinese Master for autism treatment.
Chinese Herbal Treatment is using the herbs that plant in The Tole Garden. Chinese Master has to confirm the herbs quality that provided to his autism patients. Good quality herbs can help to treat the autism more efficiency. Herbs are generally safe and increases strengthen and tone the body’s system. The correct herbal therapy may be an important part of an autism treatment, but should only be used under the Chinese Master that are an experienced provider knowledgeable in herbal.