I was talking with a friend in the consulting room two weeks ago, who had unfortunately lost her sister to complications of autism spectrum disorder. I then took it unto myself to inform my wonderful readers on ASD, so help can be sought for these children and not just subjected to the wiles of witchcraft.
Normal parents would ask “why did my child develop autism?” A little boy who can rock himself in his chair up and down and actually get a knife to cut his head open when he is upset. This indicates how debilitating autism is. You could have a child who is very great at Math only or Science only but has difficulty in initiating conversations; this gives you a clue as to the likelihood of autism.
But bear in mind, Autism Spectrum Disorder is a spectrum of diseases consisting of
- Childhood autism
- Rett’s syndrome
- Other childhood…
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