Autism Specialist

St. George Dental & Medical Spa

Dentists & Board Certified Physicians located in Van Nuys, CA & Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Autism Q & A

What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder is characterized, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art. Signs and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.

What causes Autism?

Most cases of autism, appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development.

What are the treatments of Autism:

There are a variety of treatments that should be tailored to each individual, These may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Educational and behavioral therapies
  2. Nutrition and special  Diets and supplements
  3. Vitamins and Medications
  4. Physical and occupational therapies
  5. Other therapies 

There are plenty of research and joining a group of families will always keep you aware of the latest information.