Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)
Autism is a developmental condition affecting the physical, social, emotional and cognitive health of the person. The symptoms may vary from person to person and so does the level of the impairment.Some common symptoms of autism include:
- Inability to maintain eye contact
- Difficulty adapting to changes in routine
- Not like being cuddled or held
- Preferring solitary or parallel play
Repetition of certain words or phrases
Their skills may develop unevenly.Cognitive skills training can be life changing for the people diagnosed with autism disorder. It targets the underlying skills—including attention, memory, logic & reasoning, auditory and visual processing. In ASD, a cluster of the underlying cognitive skills is affected.
People can be coached and trained to improve functioning in the domain affected. Skills needed to perform basic tasks like reading, speaking, learning are worked upon. Personal training can help target and train specific cognitive skills. When brushed , the targeted skills develop gradually.
If your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder then cognitive training would prove to be extremely beneficial for him.