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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • Is there any cure for Autism, Intellectual disability and Learning disability?
  • Does my child with a Learning disability mean that my child is less intelligent?
  • Must I inform other doctor or non-academic after school program coordinator that my child has Intellectual disability?
  • In the future my child has to disclose this in formal terms to his or her employer?
  • When should we start speech therapy for the child with ASD?
  • Can I do speech therapy at home?
  • Is speech delay common? Boys speaks very lately, is it a myth?
  • Can late talkers catch up?
  • Is there any other method other than speech therapy if my child outgrown the critical period (6 years)?
Is there any cure for Autism, Intellectual disability and Learning disability?

There is no permanent cure for these three, but by giving proper training and intervention can be able to change their behaviour to an extent.

Does my child with a Learning disability mean that my child is less intelligent?

No. The Presence of Learning disability means only that the child process information differently when compared with other children of the same age.

Must I inform other doctor or non-academic after school program coordinator that my child has Intellectual disability?

Not necessary for consulting a doctor, but the child must be joined in special schools or multidisciplinary clinics.

In the future my child has to disclose this in formal terms to his or her employer?

Yes, especially if they don’t provide proper treatment or adequate facilities, equipment or training.

When should we start speech therapy for the child with ASD?

Speech Therapy is an effective early intervention which is essential to provide from 9 months to 3 years as early as possible once the diagnosis is made.

Can I do speech therapy at home?

Speech therapy cannot be given by an untrained professional, but speech stimulation and general interaction with child at home can fasten up the progress under the guidance of a trained speech therapist

Is speech delay common? Boys speaks very lately, is it a myth?

Pure speech delay is common now a days, but within 1 ½ years of age if the parents recognize that the child is not speaking appropriately, they should seek medical help. Boys and girls can speak from 10 months and so on. There is no evidence for theories like boys speak lately. When the parents realize the communication is not age-appropriate child should be tested medically: be it boy or girl.

Can late talkers catch up?

If it is pure speech delay then 70-80% children cope up with consistent speech therapy and home stimulation. If the child is not even progressing from baseline after 6 months of consistent therapy, immediately associate issues should be checked.

Is there any other method other than speech therapy if my child outgrown the critical period (6 years)?

If the child outgrows the critical period to acquire speech and language to an extent, we can help them with Assistive care such as AAC, Avaz as well as PECS methods to communicate.   

Jeevaniyam Ayurveda Hospital and Research Centre is one of the leading Ayurveda hospitals in Kerala. We are specialised in the complete care and treatment of special children and children with developmental disorders. Located in the heart of the city of Cochin, we are easy to reach with your child whenever needed. We do not simply give treatment and medicines but use a holistic approach to get maximum results. We use authentic Ayurveda treatments along with world-class integrated therapies for the best outcome in a special child’s life.

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