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Autism Help in Perth

  • Autism can affect the way individuals engage with their environment.
  • Brain training techniques such as neurotherapy may help those with ASD.
  • Learn how biofeedback could assist with autism and contact us today!

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What is Autism?

Autism is a brain developmental disorder which, from childhood, affects the way individuals engage with the environment and in social interactions, including how they communicate in these settings.

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What Is Autism?

Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is an umbrella term used to describe a complex brain developmental disorder commonly found in children. Among other things, autism primarily affects the way children interact with others and their surroundings as well as how they communicate. Previously, autism was broken up into subtypes including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified and Asperger syndrome, however, now they are all grouped under ASD.

Common deficits associated with ASD include:

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication:
    • Delay or lack of ability in learning to talk.
    • Difficulty starting conversations and continuing with the conversation.
    • Stereotyped and repetitive use of language.
    • Difficulty understanding the listener’s perspective.
  • Social awareness and interactions:
    • Problems developing nonverbal communication skills i.e. eye-to-eye gaze, facial expressions and body posture.
    • Failure to develop friendships with other children the same age.
    • Lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, interests or achievements with others.
    • Lack of empathy.
  • Imaginative play (variable interests and behaviours):
    • Unusual focus on pieces or parts of toys.
    • Preoccupation with certain topics.
    • A strong need for routines or sameness.
    • Stereotyped behaviours including body rocking or hand flapping.

 

 

 

Causes & Autism Treatment in Perth

Just as there is no one type of autism, there is no primary cause. Despite this, research has suggested that a common gene mutation and environmental factors are among the main reasons for why children might develop autism. Although autism is classified as a brain developmental disorder and some cases may require additional autism assistance, many children diagnosed on the spectrum can still live fully functioning lives.

There are many methods that have been shown to improve the lifestyles of children or adults living with autism including those which involve medication, behavioural training, specialised therapies and parental and community support training. For all autism treatment in Perth, it’s essential to understand that symptoms may change over time and that in order to gain the best results, a personalized program should be considered.

 

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Can Neurotherapy Help Me?

Although autism treatment in Perth is available in a wide range of forms, some researchers have suggested that neurotherapy may be one viable option. By observing brain wave patterns, patients with ASD may be able to alleviate some of their symptoms and work towards better management of their behaviours. At Synaptic Health, we offer neurotherapy as a program for a wide variety of conditions with the aim of improving lifestyles and everyday functioning.

 

An Integrated Approach to Health Care

With adequate help and support, those who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum can most definitely live long, fulfilling lives. Neurotherapy & Biochemistry are two of the services offered by our experienced and dedicated team at Synaptic Health that may assist those affected by autism. For more information about our integrative health care clinic, or for further autism help in Perth, please do not hesitate to contact us today.