According to the Center for Disease Control, about 1% of the world’s population has an autism spectrum disorder. It is estimated that more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. These are alarming statistic for anyone searching for a treatment for autism in NYC.
The group of developmental disabilities known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD is fast becoming an epidemic, increasing by 119.4% from 2000 to 2010. These disorders are often characterized by varying degrees of difficulty in social interaction and communication and by a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Further, the CDC estimates that roughly 1 in 68 children has a form of autism and is almost five times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).
The causes of autism or how it develops are still not fully understood, although many factors are involved. Each child may have a unique set of causes, as well as different factors which interact with one another to result in their specific set of symptoms. This is why targeted and individualized treatment protocols are paramount to successful treatment. The Kellman Wellness Center has one of the best autism doctors in New York and is here to guide you every step of the way.
ASD often presents through a wide range of symptoms and severity and they are often accompanied by other medical conditions. Common symptoms include the following:
Often the absence of normal behaviors, rather than the presence of abnormal behaviors, is one of the earliest signs of autism.
At the Kellman Wellness Center, our focus is to address the underlying causes through a multi-pronged approach. We use a wide variety of targeted therapies designed to address each patient’s specific needs and symptoms. A treatment for one child could be of little use to another. We closely evaluate symptoms and test results to devise a customized treatment plan. Treatment plans are flexible; they can be modified as patients progress and improve. Treatments include:
Whether your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or you just suspect this may be the case, we can help. Call us today at (212) 717-1118 to schedule your in-person or telemedicine appointment today.