Treatment of other problems, besides autism
Many children with autism have problems in multiple areas of development. Treatment of those problems is often carried out by different professionals. It is important for each professional to know that your child has (characteristics of) autism. They can then take that into account. It is also important for the different healthcare providers treating your child to consult well with each other.
Examples of problems and corresponding treatments are:
- Sensory processing problems can be identified and treated by an occupational therapist or physiotherapist that is specialised in sensory processing/integration.
- Unusual or underdeveloped motor skills can be treated by a physiotherapist.
- Voor taal- en spraakproblemen, maar ook voor eetproblemen kan je terecht bij een logopediste.
- Behavioural problems (zoals heftige woede- of driftbuien, agressie, brutaal zijn en slecht luisteren) kunnen worden beïnvloed via ouderbegeleiding of pedagogische thuisbegeleiding. Bij ernstige gedragsproblemen kan ook onder begeleiding van een psychiater een behandeling met medicijnen worden ingezet.
- Developmental delays. Children who have developmental delays will need extra guidance in learning. They may benefit from education for children with great learning difficulties. For example, at a specialised daycare (KDC), a school for children with great learning difficulties (ZMLK) or at a special needs school.
- Does your child have additional medical conditions such as epilepsy or certain syndromes? Then he/she will also remain in the treatment of a paediatrician.