Autism

Pivotal Health and Wellness

Regenerative Medicine located in Greenacres, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth, Florida

Autism affects nearly 1% of the population. While this percentage might seem low, its effects can lead to difficulties interacting with others and leading a healthy life. The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness in Greenacres, Florida, helps people with autism find ways to manage the condition and lead long, healthy lives. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to find out how.

Autism Q & A

Pivotal Health and Wellness

What is autism?

Autism refers to a range of neurodevelopmental conditions that share similar traits. It’s generally diagnosed in early infancy.

Autism may affect your child or loved one’s ability to:

  • Interact with others
  • Mange speech and nonverbal communication
  • Avoid repetitive behaviors

Nonetheless, people with autism have been shown to have unique skills and prowess in a specific area. The more you encourage your loved one to pursue those interests, the more talented they’ll become. This unique aspect of autism can sometimes develop extraordinarily in those affected by it.

You might notice that your loved one is expertly skilled in memorizing entire sheets of music and rewriting them from memory or solving highly complex equations at a very young age, for example. These are the skills that you should identify, encourage, and celebrate.

Because autism is most frequently diagnosed and treated in childhood, adults affected by the condition have limited treatment outlets. The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness is committed to providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages.

What are the symptoms of autism?

The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness has experience treating the following symptoms of autism:

  • Frustration with minor routine changes
  • Minimal or no eye contact
  • Communication difficulties
  • Facial expressions and tone that don’t match the current situation
  • Prolonged interest in topics involving numbers and details
  • Slow response rate

Contact the team if your child experiences any of these symptoms and want to learn more about how to treat them.  

What happens after the diagnosis?

The team plays a viotal role in diagnosis which can help you identify what your loved one needs to lead a happy and healthy life. There are many things you can do to ensure that.

Dr. Lastofsky plays a vital role in educating you in what life with autism looks like, first by explaining to you its possible causes, which can include a mixture of genetic vulnerability and family history, and by helping you understand that autism won’t define your child’s life.

Parents with children affected by autism should approach their child like they would any other: with care, attention, and compassion. They should:

  • Stay positive
  • Create a space for the child to express themselves
  • Be patient
  • Be perseverant in their efforts
  • Encourage their child in pursuing their passions

The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness can serve as a comprehensive resource for you to learn more about your child’s condition and offer you targeted advice that uniquely matches your situation.

How do you treat autism?

The key to successful treatment for autism is creating a safe space in which the patient feels comfortable discussing their symptoms so that they can be treated properly. The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness is dedicated to providing their patients with a compassionate treatment environment.

There are many treatments available to help people with autism disorder. Studies have found that people with autism have benefited from stem cell therapy in various ways. Our focus in this office is to offer patients an additional methods for addressing issues associated with autism.

While autism can pose challenges for you or your loved ones, many treatment options can help manage symptoms and establish a more balanced and happier life for those with autism. Contact the team at Pivotal Health and Wellness today by phone or online to find ways to care for family members who have autism.