If you’re like most parents, you are also like them as proactive to taking your child to their well-visits, getting immunization, offering nutritious foods, and helping with their schoolwork. But how often do you think about how to take care of your child’s mental and physical health?
Both mental and physical health of a child is important when it comes to dealing with stress, behavior, and inability and especially when it comes to developing their brain, gross and fine motor skills and health. Studies found that childhood mental and developmental disorders are an emerging global challenge and a contributing factor to the increase in the population of chronic physical illness.
Research indicates that deficits in communication, social skills, and motor skills are the traits of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Autistic children may face daily challenges in the areas of social interaction and engaging with others, communication, cognitive difficulties, sensory processing, and motor planning and coordinating skills. However, those children also have potential and that can also be maximized through proper therapy processes.
How to Maximize the Potential of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
A notable treatment approach for people with ASD is known as applied behavior analysis or ABA that is a widely accepted medical practice followed by the best pediatric medical center in Dubai, Hope AMC, that encourages positive behavior and discourages negative behaviors to maximize potential of children with ASD.
The Leading Therapy Programs for Children with ASD:
The following therapy programs use play and joint activities to help children advance social, communication,and cognitive skills.
Having your child work with an occupational therapist can help your child improve their skills of communication, gross and fine motor skills, etc. and provide intervention to address fine motor skills of children through activities which target these skill areas. These therapists are trained to figure out and chalk out therapeutic programs for children with developmental delay in fine motor skills, resulting in motor planning, posture and low tone, visual motor integration skills, or sensory processing difficulties. Occupational therapy can also help children achieve goals during therapy sessions, and help develop and strengthen those children’s fine motor ability.
Speech & Language Therapy
Speech and language difficulties can hold your child back at school and in their future career. It’s one of the best life skills, without which advancement will stop. Pediatric speech and language therapy programs can help develop the skill through augmentative and alternative communication programs, lego therapy, Hanen and Intensive Interaction, PROMPT therapy, feeding therapy, etc. The speech and language therapy specialists at Hope AMC can help children overcome speech, language and literacy problems so that they can be more confident in communication.
Spider Cage Therapy
Spider cage therapy is an intensive physiotherapy where a child is suspended at the center of the exercise unit, supported by bungee cords and belts to provide proper posture to the child. It improves balancing capability in children, allowing them to move independently and gain confidence.
Cuevas Medek Exercises
Composed of more than 3000 exercises, Cuevas Medek Exercises is beneficial for improving gross motor skills, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, hypotonia, global developmental delay, etc. The goal is to improve gross motor skills of young children with physical disabilities and movement disorders from the age of 4 months and up, help them to be able to adapt to the natural influence of the force of gravity with gradual progression to distal support, and provoke automatic postural reactions that contribute to the postural control, needed for functional tasks.
At Hope AMC, a complete state-of-the-art pediatric medical center in Dubai, offers specialized, and personalized pediatric therapy programs and covers both Medical & Rehabilitation aspects. The unique thing about Hope AMC is they have highly qualified pediatric doctors and therapists under the same roof collaborating and addressing the full needs of each child individually as a team. Hope AMC accepts the health insurance package of Almadallah.
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