Thursday, May 30, 2013

Early Detection, difficult

From my experience as an education and someone who works with children with disabilities daily, those that have been diagnosed with Autism and early age definitely have a head start in achievement throughout their life.  If you are able to know that your child has Autism or another learning disability then you stop forcing them to learn how every other student would, but the reality is that they cannot learn that way.  They must have a different educational plan, because they learn differently and that is a fact.  Those that go without know if they have a disability are forced to try and learn just like everyone else and that is not fair thus does not benefit the child in anyway.  If you suspect your child has a disability follow the steps, early detection is key to success.

As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism, catching it early–ideally by the age of eighteen months–makes a huge difference. The younger your child, the greater the impact of treatment on symptoms of autism. But no matter your child's age, don't lose hope. Treatment can reduce the disorder's effects and help your child learn, grow, and thrive.

1 comment:

  1. I am very pro early intervention! ECI has been a blessing. We do OT, PT, SP, Therapeutic riding and about to start ABA. I also spend lots of time working with him each day. We have our evaluation next month for PPCD at head start. I plan on advocating and doing all I can to make sure I take advantage of this critical time so he can be as successful as possible.