You may feel overwhelmed if your child or the child of a close friend has just received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The best way to cure your autistic child at home is to learn all about the disorder. Researchers
There are many factors that influence abnormal brain function. And there are many features to identify children with autism. Some of the features are social withdrawal, communication problems and repetitive behavior. Some other signs are difficulty in making eye contact, head banging and narrow range of interests and activities.
Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
When parents have not much knowledge about the ASD and they deal their children as normal. This may increase the conflict and devastate for their child’s health. Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder requires knowledge and good observation about the behavior of children.
The parents should aware about the food their Autistic children are sensitive. And there are many other ways to damage an autistic child without even knowing.
Help for Autism Parents
There are some foods to avoid as autistic children may have an allergy to these foods. And thes foods can make ASD worse.
It is observed that dairy products have special proteins in it which produces exorphin. Exorphin result in inability to concentrate, numbness to pain, and brain fog.
Researchers have observed that when dairy products are removed from the diet of autistic people, they showed drastic improvement in the autistic childbehavior. They began talk more, their hyperactivity was reduced, and bowel problems were resolved.
Gluten is a mixture of proteins. It is found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Some autistic children has allergy to gluten. When they intake gluten, their body can create antibodies to gluten. As a result it increases inflammation of brain. This inflammation of brain negatively affects the functioning of cerebellum.
It is advised to give them gluten free food.
Corn is also grain and not a vegetable. It has many potentially harmful things as it has most unhealthy fatty – acid profile.
Sugar is not only addictive but also pro-inflammatory. When sugar and refined carbohydrates are avoided then autistic children show dramatically improved concentration and judgment in their daily tasks and decrease impulsiveness.
5) Artificial Ingredients
Now a day, processed foods are easily available in the market which have additives and preservatives. For sound health of autistic children, it is very important to avoid all additives, preservatives, dyes, and artificial colors.
6) Repeating Everything
It is not good for your autistic child that you repeat anything again and again. In this way your child will start expecting that you must repeat to get a task accomplished.
7) Raising Your Voice
Your loud voice is ditto with physical punishment. Some autistic children have increased resistance to pain. As a result, when you raise your voice, and yelling at your autistic child,you may increase conflict. So it is better to be calm.
8) Discussing Your Child as They Are Not Around
Sometimes people assume that autistic people are in their own world and not listening to them. But it is not so. They are not deaf. They are listening to you. It really has a negative effect on their personality.
9) Giving Importance to Non-verbal Communication Rather Encouraging Them to Speak
Most of the times parents or other family members just follow their non-verbal cues. For example, an autistic child is looking at cookies and you promptly give him a cookie. This is not ideal. The parent should demand him to produce the K-K-K sound and initiated some imitation. This is one of the ways, you can teach your autistic child to talk.
10) Make Them Feel that You Love Them but not Their Autism
Most of the parents have this feeling but it can be damaging. Love your child and remind them how awesome they are.