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World Autism Day: 7 things not to forget about ASD children

This April 2 marks World Autism Day, which seeks to educate the public about this disorder and help those who live with it.

Autism is generally considered to be a disorder that affects development and is characterized by certain characteristics such as impaired communication, difficulty in social interaction, or rigid and repetitive behavior. But not all these things, although they are extensive, differ from each other.

This April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day, which basically aims to educate the rest of the world about this condition. And it is that according to figures published in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every 160 children has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

But let’s start with the basics. Sebastián Robert, a psychiatrist at the Clínica Universidad de los Andes, explains that autism “has a neurobiological origin and has hereditary components, but in most cases the cause is unknown and is not detected by a specific genetic test.”

“It occurs in children, usually from an early age, and although it persists in youth, many who are present do not know it or only develop problems,” he added.

The most common signs that have their own signs in turn are;

• Difficulty bonding with peers
• Tendency to the present rigid
• Restricted interests or a tendency toward ritualistic or repetitive behaviors
• Trouble understanding other people’s opinions, jokes, metaphors or colloquial expressions.
• Language and vocabulary deficits
• Difficulty in recognizing and expressing complex emotions.

In some cases, there is also a delay in language, movement, cognitive or learning skills. You may also exhibit hyperactive, impulsive, or distracted behavior; unusual eating and sleeping habits; gastrointestinal problems (eg constipation); unusual ways of movement or movement; excessive worry, stress or anxiety; do not be afraid or be afraid of what is going on.

Of course, it is important to emphasize, according to the CDC, that “it is possible that children with ASD do not have some of the behaviors mentioned in the example or that they only have something.” It is very important to focus on their development and behavior and seek special help if they need it.


According to the Double Team portal, there are some things that are passed on to oblivion.

1. Contrary to what many people think, children with ASD do not live in a different world, they live in the same world as everyone else, although sometimes they “need to separate themselves from those harmful stimuli”.

2. If someone with ASD avoids sight, it is not because of education, but because sometimes they cannot process auditory and visual information correctly at the same time.

3. Let self-harm be your way of releasing feelings of pain, anger, or frustration that you don’t know how to express in words.

4. ASD children always have a reason for anger, usually due to changes in their environment, which generates anxiety and worry about the unknown.

5. They are not picky when they eat either. It is likely that you have sensory problems that reject certain flavors or textures.

6. ASD children do not prefer to play alone, but their environment alone is not suitable for their needs or they do not have the tools to get closer to others. This is where adults are vital.

7. Your repeated movement, such as gesturing or moving your hands, should be your strategy to ensure the perception of the power of the senses: smell, taste, hearing, sight, touch, the vestibular and proprioceptive system.

What to do with autism?

There is the possibility of approaching it in various ways, which must be adapted to the needs of each case, such as behavior, family and occupational therapy, speech therapy and pharmacological treatments.

“These different therapies and supports are adapted to the needs of each case, and their objective is to improve autonomy, increase independence, function and that allows the patient to achieve social integration in order to develop their abilities to the maximum degree of possibility, to increase their quality of life and that of their family”, explains the doctor.

“It is very important that those who have problems arising from autism are supported, accepted and integrated into society so that they can contribute to it fully with their strengths,” he added.

Alternative therapy

These therapies can also be supported by technology, one of which is known as MerRT, which combines repetitive transcranial magnetic resonance (rTMS) technology, based on each person’s brain waves.

“MeRT therapy, which is carried out in our country’s treatment at the Brain Center, has been developed for more than 10 years in the United States and reduces and eliminates the symptoms of different neurological and psychiatric conditions,” says Mikael Gayme, Co-. Founder of Brain Treatment Center Chile.

With improved neural synchronization and communication, patients experience overall improvements in sleep quality, concentration and focus, mood, and emotional regulation. As well as improvements in eye contact, use of communication and language, and the ability to deal with new situations.

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