Is a child who talks late and doesn’t fit in autistic?Beware of “pseudo-autism”
April 2 is World Autism Day.Autism is the most common type of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).Due to the habits of Hong Kong and Taiwan, it is often called autism.The latest CDC data report in the United States shows that one out of every 44 children may suffer from loneliness spectrum disorder .But, you know what?There is also a condition that closely resembles the symptoms of autism, called pseudo-autism.What is “pseudo-autism”?What’s the difference between fake autism and autism?Can “pseudo-autism” recover?Today I’m going to take you through that.Autism and autism are different names for a disease, which is a developmental disorder that appears in early childhood and can lead to social and communication disorders, limited interests and rigid and repetitive behavior patterns .The cause of autism is still unknown.But early diagnosis and intervention treatment for children with autism will enhance the living ability and language ability of children with autism, and improve the quality of life.In real life, there are mothers who are always worried that their children do not talk, do not want to interact with others, and do not care about things around them.Took the child to the hospital for examination, the doctor said it was not autism.What’s going on here?What are we gonna do?This condition in children may be “pseudo-autism”.Pseudo-autism is different from true autism to some extent, so some scholars have supplemented and perfected this concept according to the clinical symptoms of some children.Pseudoautism has not yet become an internationally recognized disease, which can be understood as an abnormal state close to but not in line with the diagnostic criteria of autism.Professor Liu Huaqing of Hospital of View of Beijing hui Long thinks: “false sex is shut from” opposite with true sex autism, also can call function sex is shut from.Children with pseudoautism do not have organic lesions in the brain regions responsible for thinking, and they can have normal thinking abilities .Due to the lack of acquired ability development, such as perception, observation, imitation ability, or not in the process of growth by the correct guidance, affecting the baby’s intellectual development in this part.The causes of “pseudo-autism” and autism are different: the cause of the intellectual development disorder of children with autism is still unclear, but most of them are congenital factors, related to genetic factors, organic damage and other factors, resulting in serious impact on psychological function.Children with pseudo-autism, on the other hand, often have no physical damage to their brains and can think normally.Is due to the acquired ability of some aspects of the development of insufficient and lead to temporary learning, living ability behind.There are also differences in presentation between autism and pseudoautism. Children with autism often have communication problems and stereotypical behaviors. They do not like to talk to others, do not make eye contact, do not interact with body movements, and often have repetitive and stereotypical behaviors.And often from infancy.Children with pseudo-autism, on the other hand, tend to be more homogeneous, with fewer stereotypical behaviors.They are only temporarily backward and abnormal, and if the cause is removed and appropriate guidance is given, the symptoms will improve.In the process of children’s growth, the development of various abilities is like a balance, which may be unbalanced under the influence of different factors. Some abilities are very weak while others are very strong, and they may lose part or all of their psychological functions, resulting in lifelong intellectual defects and characteristics similar to true autism .For example, a timid child is afraid to make eye contact and is scared of what is happening around him or her, which can manifest as moving away and hiding.They dare not face anything, so they lose the opportunity to gain knowledge .In such children, if they fail to develop self-control and boldness during critical periods of intellectual development, they will gradually develop intellectual disabilities as they age, a classic form of pseudo-autism.Another example is a child who has a severe lack of attention and is unable to acquire knowledge due to lack of attention.At the same time, their ability to focus is not improved in the critical period of intellectual development, resulting in their intelligence falling behind their peers, which is also typical “pseudo-autism” .In general, if these causes of autism in a child are improved, then the child will be better off.However, long-term communication with the outside world is not smooth, will have a negative impact on children’s future learning and communication.Can “pseudo-autism” be cured?Depending on the situation, doctors and scholars are working hard to explore the relevant treatment methods!Early detection, positive guidance and professional counseling are very important for parents!If your child has social and communication problems and has not been diagnosed with autism.In addition to actively cooperating with the doctor’s advice, we can also take the following measures in daily life: (Source: Giphy) 1. Establish a harmonious parent-child relationship. Increase parent-child interaction appropriately.2, rich social environment timely take children to contact strange environment, provide children with opportunities to contact with the outside world, encourage and guide children to adapt to environmental changes.3, enough psychological care does not impose too high requirements on children, more care about children’s emotions, to help children build confidence.Precious mothers don’t have to stubbornly tangle with truth and falsehood.It is more important to pay attention to children’s mental health, correct guidance and actively seek professional support and assistance.Finally, I wish every child healthy and lovely, happy growth!.Matthew J. Maenner, Kelly A. Shaw, Amanda V. Bakian,et al..Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and DevelopmentalDisabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2018. 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