Children Aged 4 Years Can Not Speak Whether Suffering From Autism?

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Afternoon, I want to ask, my child is 4.5 years old but can not speak like a child his age and he likes to hit the wall or door of the room while crying while screaming if there are desires that are not obeyed, what actually happened to my child and what do I have to deal with my child or what kind of parenting should I apply to my child ???? thank you…

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question

Autism is a developmental disorder that completely disrupts cognitive function and affects language skills, communication and social interaction.

The exact cause of autism is not yet clearly known, but there may be genetic and environmental influences.

There are several disorders in children with autism:

1. Communication

The emergence of the quality of communication that is not normal, indicated by: the ability to speak does not develop or experience delays, the child does not appear to attempt to communicate with the surrounding environment, unable to start a conversation that involves two-way communication properly, using unusual language that is always repeated.

2. Social Interaction

The emergence of disruption of the quality of social interaction, namely: children are unable to meet eyes, show a face that is not expression, the inability to spontaneously find friends to share fun and do things together, and the inability of children to empathize.

3. Behavior

Activities, behaviors and interests of children seem very limited. Many repetitions are continuous and stereotypic. If there is one of the activities that is missed or reversed in order, then he will be very disturbed and crying and even screaming to be repeated.

4. Sensory disorders

Very sensitive to touch when you hear a loud voice immediately close the ears, like to kiss, lick toys or objects and are not sensitive to pain and fear.

The diagnosis of autism is made by screening specifically for autism. Multidisciplinary management of pediatric neurologists and medical rehabilitation doctors needed in dealing with autism includes behavioral therapy, educational therapy, sensory integration, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and family intervention. While other symptoms such as destructive behavior, inatensi, or repetitive behavior can be considered therapy with drugs.

Symptoms of being late talking to your child are classified as danger signs so that it needs examination and immediate action. The earlier the possibility of autism being established, the sooner the interventions that can be given. This has proven to provide better results.

So, hopefully it can be useful

Wassalam, Dr. Farah

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