THANKFUL for what our family’s hard work has done for my daughter in the past 3 years! 🙏🏻 She has gone from allergy shiners and failure to thrive to a healthy happy girl! 💕
Don’t get me wrong; we have been on this journey much longer than 3 years, but we have made MAJOR progress in the last 3 years since we found the right doctor! We had to travel to get to her but oh was it worth it! I’m looking forward to what lies ahead as we have more work to do to iron out the kinks! 😊
I am hear to help anyone who has a newly diagnosed child or anyone who has been down this road a while and has questions about our experience! Let me know if I can help!
Intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are developmental disorders and may manifest together in the same child. However, it is important to understand the differences between the two:
➡ Intellectual disability: also known as mental retraining (MR), which is characterized by an intellectual and adaptive functioning that does not correspond to the age and level of development of the child, because it is below what is considered normal (less than 70.)
➡ Autism: is a disorder that affects several aspects of communication, in addition to influencing the behavior of the individual. The main symptoms of ASD are the deficit of social communication, both quantitative and qualitative, and inadequate patterns of behavior.
If we know the characteristics of each one, it is possible to initiate an adequate treatment that takes into account the intellectual and adaptive function of the child, which would help to improve the child's abilities. 👌