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Can AUTISM be cured?

Can Autism be cured?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. “Neurodevelopmental” means the disorder is related to development of the nervous system.

Typically, the signs appear in early childhood, generally between 12 to 24 months, but diagnosis may not occur until later, especially if symptoms are subtle.

Since symptoms vary from person to person, medical experts talk about ASD as being on a spectrum, rather than consisting of a fixed set of symptoms that all people will experience.

There are many claims in our community that autism can be cured. Yet, currently according to the CDC, no treatment has been shown to cure ASD, but several interventions have been developed and studied for use with young children. These interventions may reduce symptoms, improve cognitive ability and daily living skills, and maximize the ability of the child to function and participate in the community

Most experts agree that there is no cure for autism. That’s why many of them approach ASD in a way that looks at the management of symptoms or development of skills and support, which includes behavioral, psychological, and educational therapy.

When it comes to specific treatment options, one treatment approach many therapists, schools, and healthcare providers use is applied behavior analysis (ABA). The goal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Trusted Source, is to encourage positive behaviors to teach and improve a variety of skills.

Can ABA therapy help address learning disabilities?

Yes! Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is, in part, the scientific approach to facilitating learning! ABA therapy sets up a structured environment to teach children how to learn. It can be used to develop basic skills, such as listening, and more complex skills, such as reading.

At Little Professors Learning Center, ABA therapy is individualized for each person to address specific skills, needs, and goals. Complex skills are broken down into small steps to allow a child to learn a skill in stages. Because of its evidence-based approach, ABA therapy is recommended and supported by the Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

We embrace and celebrate differences of all kinds at LPLC, and we love helping our clients with learning disabilities excel. If you think ABA therapy could benefit your child—or if you just want to learn more—stop by our Centers by visiting our contact on our website.





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