Treatment for Autism

Just as the symptoms of autism vary from case to case, so does the approach to individual treatment. Most often, autism treatment needs to be customized for each case and can consist of a combination of therapies such as speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, play therapy, music therapy, sensory integration, and counseling. The earlier such therapies begin, the better the chances of improvement. A combination of natural cures of autism and intensive therapies is often recommended as the best treatment for autism. However, keep in mind that there are no ‘quick fixes’ or easy answers where this condition is concerned and any improvement will be evident only in the long-term. Parent and doctor need to work in tandem to find the right balance of therapies keeping in mind the child’s individual requirements and progress. 
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