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Occupational Therapy Ranks High for Treating Autism

Treating Autism With Occupational Therapy

CDC rates occupational therapy high and more commonly used in treating autism

Of the many types of autism therapies that are availabe occupational therapy is one of the more widely used. According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC released a recent report on autistic children of school age. They looked at the diagnostic history of special needs kids and kids with autism spectrum disorder. The CDC also examined the history of the treatment of these individuals.

autism occupational therapyOccupations therapy ranked high in its application to treating autism as reported on Nurse.com.

Most families use a combination of services to address the developmental needs of their children with special healthcare needs and ASD, according to the survey. Social skills training and speech or language therapy are the most commonly used, followed by occupational therapy…

Fewer than half of children with special healthcare needs use behavioral interventions or modification services, which the authors cited as the most well-established and efficacious intervention for ASD. Younger children with special healthcare needs and ASD are more likely to use any services and multiple services, in part because they are more likely to use occupational therapy and speech or language therapy to meet their developmental needs.

Read more of the CDC report on Nurse.com.

There were eight specific types of treatment services for autism therapy included: behavioral intervention or modification, sensory integration, cognitive-based, occupational therapy, physical therapy,social skills training, speech or language therapy, and alternative healthcare or treatment.

Looking at the report and considering the recent report on the rise of autism in the world wouldn’t it seem that a future could be had in learning to administer these types of services?

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