AutiSM A GROWING CONCERN. Robyn Smith Department of Physiotherapy UFS 2012. Learning outcomes. After this module the learner is to be able to: Be able to define and understand what autism is Be able to identify the key areas of development that are affected by autism
Department of Physiotherapy
After this module the learner is to be able to:
Autism is not going away and is going to have a huge impact on society in future years
strong familial genetic disposition with one autistic child has a 1/20 chance of having another, one twin is autistic 90% chance other is
Impaired social interaction is the hallmark of autism
There is no cure for autism
Therapies and behavioural intervention are aimed at addressing specific symptoms with the hope of brining about an improvement
More than 700 treatment options
Good to use various treatment options but most importantly do not forget about reaching the child
SENSORY ISSUES !!!!
Due to the core nature of their problems the physical aspects may be overlooked
Controversial therapy. Value of stem cell therapy in autism still under investigation. Stem cell therapy illegal in most countries.
Remains controversial, efficacy has not been proven in the case of autism
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