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My child had regressive autism. He had speech up until the

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My child had regressive autism. He had speech up until the age of 3, he is almost 4 and has no speech. Will his speech come back?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. Yes his autism can improve in time and his speech can return. That does require therapy as this link will show you

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19009353

Let me know if you need more information please

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What early intervention would you recommend? Would appreciate a more thorough response.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

No problem

  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
    DTT is a style of teaching that uses a series of trials to teach each step of a desired behavior or response. Lessons are broken down into their simplest parts and positive reinforcement is used to reward correct answers and behaviors. Incorrect answers are ignored.
  • Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
    This is a type of ABA for very young children with an ASD, usually younger than five, and often younger than three.
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
    PRT aims to increase a child’s motivation to learn, monitor his own behavior, and initiate communication with others. Positive changes in these behaviors should have widespread effects on other behaviors.
  • Verbal Behavior Intervention (VBI)
    VBI is a type of ABA that focuses on teaching verbal skills.
  • This would all be under the guidance of a paediactric psychologist or psychiatrist

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