A new study accounts for the crucial role that parents play in the development of their autistic kids. Getting involved in the children’s disease, spending time with them and trying to understand their views is often the best and the only cure for this mental disease. However, although it might sound easy, parents actually go through struggles every day.
The recent review from specialists advises parents to dedicate as much time as possible to their autistic kids starting young ages. It could turn out to be the best strategy to improve the symptoms of the disease and provide the children with a new chance to better life quality.
There are many families in the word who have to deal with autism. Patients are born with the disease, and they can’t communicate properly. This prevents them from perceiving the world properly and expressing themselves. The consequences are that accomplishing everyday tasks is not easy for them, and they can’t enjoy a healthy social life.
The Preschool Autism Communication Trial was the initiative of specialists to help parents understand the problems of their children. Professor Jonathan Green (University of Manchester) was one of the leaders of the project. The specialists’ aim was to improve the bond between parents and their autistic kids. They believe that proper communication at home is the first and most important step towards recovery.
The researchers also investigated the results six yeas after the training for parents had finished. There were approximately twenty percent more chances that autistic kids had improved life quality if their parents had attended the trails if compared to those whose parents were not part of the project.
Statistics show that out of sixty-eight children, one is diagnosed with autism in the United States. It is a terrible mental disease, often associated with intellectual difficulties. Studies also account for the possibility that in ten percent of the cases, children are not even able to speak.
Doctors explain that it is difficult to state the causes which trigger the disease. As a result, it is also difficult to treat it. For the time being, there is no ultimate treatment for the disease. Moreover, there is a large variety of symptoms and children can react differently in similar situations.
As children are unique, the disease also affects them differently. There is no strategy that can be applied to all cases and prove itself efficient in all patients. However, communication is the key for both autistic kids and their parents.
The new study was published earlier this week in the Lancet.
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