Autism and developmental delay

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    The difficulties of people with autism or late development affect many areas, especially those that require or cause contact with the environment.

    Autistic child, Asperger's, autism spectrum disorder
    Asperger's syndrome is still recognized as a full-fledged entity only by a few professionals

    These are severe and early disturbances, characterized by delays and alterations in the development of the capacities of social, cognitive and communication interactions.
    The nerve circuits connecting the ear to the brains contain particular neurons (both motor and sensory) called "mirror neurons" that play an important role in the construction of social cognition, i.e. all processes that allow a person to be given intentions, ideas and even to understand his or her emotional state.

    Autism, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) invasive developmental disorder (TED) what differences?
    These three terms currently cover a single handicap. Given the high variability of symptoms among people with autism, a term covering the whole spectrum had to be introduced; This is how the term "TED" appeared; within this group are categories such as childhood autism (or Kanner's autism), Asperger syndrome or atypical autism, which has led to a lot of confusion, suggesting that TED people were not autistic. Since 2010, the term TED has been increasingly replaced by that of TSA.

    The Tomatis method showed its efficacy

    By acting on these nervous circuits, it is therefore both the ability to communicate and the quality of our relational skills that the Tomatis® method intends to improve.
    The Tomatis® method has been shown to be effective in assisting people with autism disorders and associated behaviours (e.g., Asperger syndrome...). Many approaches are possible to assist people with such disorders. The method cannot be exclusive.

    Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism without intellectual disability or language retardation.

    Asperger syndrome is part of ASD (autism spectrum disorder).

    It is a disorder of Neurobiological development that concerns boys more frequently than girls and that essentially affects the way people communicate and interact with others. In fact, these people easily decode the situations of everyday life. Their bodies, their brains and their five senses receive the information correctly, but a lack of analysis prevents the data from being processed. The result is a confused appreciation of life and the environment for the person affected. So she needs to be guided in the complexity of social life.

    This syndrome was first described in 1943 by the Viennese paediatrician Hans Asperger and then revalued by the psychiatrist Lorna Wing in 1981. It was finally officially recognized in 1994 by the American Psychiatric Association's DSM IV (American diagnostic manual). In Switzerland, it remains largely unknown.


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