Autism Spectrum Disorder & the benefits of early detection
Most children with autism are not diagnosed on time.
In children, certain behaviors related to autism may not show up at an early age. This makes it difficult to understand the existence of autism.
Since there is no medical test to diagnose autism spectrum disorder, behaviour patterns is indicative of its presence.
Doctors study the child's development and behavior to detect if he or she is on the autism spectrum. Early detection can be done at the age of 18 months or even younger.
Late detection can delay the support and help that a child with ASD should get.
Therapy or medication, when started in time can help keep decide on methods of intervention.
Early detection ensures that the children with ASD have higher chance of living a better life.