It is well known the amount of difficulties that parents of kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder find once their kids are diagnosed. One of the first difficulties they find is the insufficient services provided to kids with ASD by the Public Health System which is specifically a maximum of 1h 30’ per week (this amount can vary depending on the location). This fact is far from the minimum recommended hours for the treatment of children with ASD, as well as the kind of treatment they should receive.
This fact contrasts with the current consensus among the medical international institutions, who consider that an effective treatment has to be intensive (a minimum of 20h per week), early and behavioral.
Since last February, the 11th, a news of interest about a validated screening tool for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) applied at early stages. It is available at the newspaper "la Opinión de Zamora".
Even though nowadays several tools to reach that objective are available, the news is referred to the sifting test named M-CHAT and to the projecte developed by lecturers' team at the Salamanca University.
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"Few children diagnosed within their early years -before 5- with one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), lose their symptoms and even the diagnose when they grow up", according to the conclusions shown in a research study promoted by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
It is increasingly common nowadays, the use of tablets with different purposes. Whether the aim is business, leisure or education, tablets have turned into an important part of our daily life as well as they are gaining terrain in the technological field.
Tablets have also become and educational tool for professionals working in the autism field. Among other features, their touchscreen allow to see the result of the action done immediately.
Autism is one of the great unknowns of our society.
That unequivocal seems Victor Rodríguez (Barcelona, 1978), a psychologist, speech therapist and clinical director of Planeta Imaginario Foundation, an organization dedicated to work with children with autism.
This professional remarks how important an early diagnosis is – something that does not occur as frequently as it must and something that can be reinforced by some iPad app's- as well as how important is that parents and professional walk together to make autism more visible in our society to stop being a disagreeable pathology.