Although autism is the common diagnosis, there are many different ways autism shows in the individual child. Some children with autism are able to speak, others are not. With one child anxiety and aggression are the main issue, with another child staring out the window and spinning wheels are the main characteristic. There are children with autism with other mental or physical disabilities and there are high function children with autism. The most common characteristic is disfunctional social interaction.
In most behavioural therapies, but also in alternative health treatments the focus is mainly on treating the autism behaviour or the autism symptoms. The main focus for treating children with autism is the need to learn to adapt to our daily life through learning skills, instead of looking closely at the personality of the child and it’s needs and talents. This information can be gathered by observing the child and also asking about the parent‘s childhood, talents, skills, preverences etc.
In homeopathy the main focus of the treatment has always been the individual characteristics of the patient. The most outstanding symptoms of the patient we call: “strange, rare and peculiars”. Sometimes one remarkable symptom can be a “keysymptom” to the case, and unlock the whole story of the patient. The main focus in homeopathy is how the individual patient experiences his life. This can be translated into a remedy from the plant, animal or mineral kingdom.
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