Recently, a new Australian study looked into the subject of autism, and according to health professionals, teaching parents how to interact well with their babies with autistic disorders would reduce autism cases by two-thirds. children from 3 years old.
Usually, autistic disorders appear early in children, but their diagnostic detection and confirmation most often occurs between the ages of 3 and 6 years. It is late when we know that early management of these symptoms can greatly help the development and learning of the child.
A new Australian study has just highlighted the fact that, if parents can be taught to recognize the signs of communication and to interact well with their babies with autistic disorders, it will have a positive impact on the disability of the. child later.
According to this study published in the scientific journal JAMA Pediatrics, the objective could be achieved thanks to a new therapy called “iBASIS-Video Interaction to Promote Positive Parenting” (iBASIS-VIPP) which consists of filming the daily interactions between parents and their baby and having them analyzed by a. therapist who follows them for 5 months. During this time, the therapist provides assistance adapted to the child by giving the parents communication keys: Analysis of images, explanations to the parents of the child’s gestures, attempts at interaction and communication that translate into by his facial expressions or mimicry.
Child 3 years old, the key stages of his development
Every child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is different when it comes to verbal and non-verbal communication. A neurotypical child will quickly acquire his first forms of communication. He will point the finger, he will assimilate the first words … But for a child suffering from autistic disorders, this development will be later.
During an interview for CTV News local canadian media autism research professor Andrew Whitehouse clarifies his take on new therapy “This therapy helps parents understand all of the unique ways their baby communicates, through body language, facial and voice expressions that are not necessarily words.”