9 Co-Existing Disorders with Autism in Children

Autism is a spectrum disorder i.e. an umbrella of conditions that impairs social, communication and neuro-behavioral development of individuals (Read: What is Autism?). What it means is that a person diagnosed with Autism will also display symptoms of other disorders that often co-exist with this condition.  MUST READ: Characteristics of Autism Autism Symptoms Checklist Co-Existing Conditions … Read more

Why Choose Behavior Therapy over Medical Intervention for ADHD

When you need to choose between Behavior Therapy for Autism or ADHD Vs Medication as the right intervention strategy for your child, which one would you go for? The answer, at least as per new research tends to suggest that behavior therapy should always go first! Children who are initiated to ADHD treatment along with behavior therapy … Read more

Using Growth Hormones May Improve Autism Social Impairments

An interesting pilot study, conducted by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, suggests that usage of growth hormones may significantly improve the social impairments associated with Autism. The researchers argue that certain insulin-like growth factors (like IGF-1) may be the reason. To support their theory, the study draws correlation between Phelan McDermid syndrome (PMD) … Read more