Autism Treatment

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Sensory Integration: We can use strategies to compensate for the child’s sensory dysfunctions, such as changing his environment, routines and how people interact with him. For example, we can avoid visual clutter, messy art activities and perfume.
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Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Integration (MNRI) Method: Uses the integration of reflexes and sensory input to rewire the brain.
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Irlen lenses: Used to treat some forms of dyslexia, these colored lenses also correct visual-perception problems in some autistics. Each individual uses a different color. A low cost substitute is to use uniformly colored transparences to cover the reading material.
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Auditory Integration Training: This helps to normalize hearing and sharpen listening skills
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Tomatis Method: Simulates the main phases of the child's listening and communication development. Sounds, music or voices are modified by the Electronic Listening Device to ensure the client's brain will process it.
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Samonas Sound Therapy: Stimulating the auditory system with very high fidelity natural sounds and beautiful music may improve neurological functioning.
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Earobics: Multisensory reading intervention solution for raising academic achievement.
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Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention: Uses complex rhythms to induce a state of wakefulness and reduce autistic syndromes

Aquatic Therapy / Hydrotherapy / Pool Therapy: Usually used to rehabilitate patients after injury or chronic illness, aquatic therapy provides a supportive environment for children with autism to orientate their bodies and experience the sense of touch.
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Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy helps enhance people’s ability (e.g. improving motor skills) or modify their environment to better support their participation in everyday life.
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Yoga: Helps calm autistics and improve their coordination
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Nei Yang Gong Qigong: Helps calm children with autism and improve self-control
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DORE programme: Using physical coordination exercises to treat Cerebella Developmental Delay (CDD) may benefit clumsy and learning disabled autistics.

Autism Movement Therapy: Combines movement and music to increase motor skills and cognitive skills
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Brain Gym: Integrating the brain through whole body movement.
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Weighted Vest: Provides proprioceptive input and deep pressure to help the child make sense of their environment.
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Squeeze Machine: This has a comfortable surface which applies constant pressure controlled by the user. Temple Grandin uses it to calm herself down. [http://www.therafin.com]
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Le Packing: Wrapping the autistic child tightly with damp, refrigerated sheets may calm them down.

Speech Therapy: Helps autistics with verbal pronunciation, communication rules, conversation skills and understanding concepts.
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PROMPT Technique: Helps develop normalized and flexible oral motor control, cognitive skills and social interactions.

Phytobiophysics: Uses combination flower essences and tree essences to create balance in an individual – spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Has remedies for special needs children.

Tongue Acupuncture: The ancient Chinese art of balancing the 'Qi' of the human body seems to have an effect on autistic children.
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Craniosacral Therapy: Improving the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the brain through massage may relieve autistic symptoms.
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Neurofeedback: This can help train the brain to improve focus and decrease anxiety in autistics.
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Doman-Delacato Treatment (Patterning): A series of exercises simulating prenatal and postnatal movements of nonimpaired children designed to improve autistics' neurological impairments.
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Interactive Metronome: Used to improve motor planning and sequencing.

Electro-convulsive Therapy: May stop highly aggressive and self-injurious behaviors.

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Autism Service Dog: Specially trained dogs help children with autism process sensory information, remain safe and provide social interaction opportunities.

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Elephant Therapy: Clients interact with elephants, which provide therapeutic effects.

Aquarium Therapy: Aquariums can help calm autistic children down.

Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Clients swim with dolphins, which provide therapeutic effects. Note: Some animal activists believe that close human contact with dolphins causes severe stress to the animals.
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Disclaimer: Each child is different and may not benefit from the therapies above. The information provided here is for educational purposes only. Before undergoing any treatments, please seek professional advice.

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