Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Treatment at IRM Hospital
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of neurodevelopmental disorders predominantly characterized by impaired social functioning and communication disturbances. Symptoms can include intense focus on one item, unresponsiveness, lack of understanding social cues (like tone of voice or body language), repetitive movements, or self-abusive behavior like head-banging.
The severity of the symptoms varies widely among affected individuals. Other possible symptoms include learning to speak relatively late, not playing interactively with other children, avoidance of eye contact, lack of empathy, and social withdrawal. Children with ASD who have not developed sufficient language skills may act out, including screaming or crying, to express their needs. It is important to note that people with ASD may vary widely in their level of functioning, and not all people with ASD will experience all of the symptoms listed.
Early Intervention and Diagnostic Services
Recognizing the importance of early intervention, IRM Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic services to identify ASD in young children. Early diagnosis is crucial for starting intervention strategies that can significantly impact a child’s development and quality of life.
Family Support and Education
Understanding that autism affects the entire family, IRM Hospital offers extensive support and educational resources for parents and siblings. These programs are designed to educate families about ASD, providing them with the tools to support their loved one effectively.
Engaging in Innovative Research
IRM Hospital is not only a treatment center but also a research facility actively engaged in studying ASD to uncover new treatment modalities. Participation in global research initiatives ensures that the hospital remains at the forefront of autism care, offering the most advanced therapies available.
combining stem cell and routine therapies
By combining stem cell and routine therapies, the following successes can be achieved
• Cognitive development.
• Development of increase in learning capacity
• Development of being more adequate and diligent
• Development of remembering information in a shorter time and keeping it in memory for longer
• Environmental and adaptation development
• Gastrointestinal (digestive system) function development
• Immune system development
Precision & Advancement in Modern Treatments
medical emergency services at IRM
Hospital, Islamabad, reflect a deep-seated commitment to saving lives and providing the highest level of care in moments of crisis.
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Strategies
In addition to ABA, IRM Hospital offers a suite of therapeutic services tailored to the needs of ASD patients:
- Speech Therapy: Enhances communication skills, facilitating better interaction with others.
- Occupational Therapy: Focuses on improving daily living and motor skills, encouraging independence.
- Sensory Integration Therapy: Aims to help children better process and respond to sensory information.
- Social Skills Training: Designed to improve interpersonal abilities, essential for building relationships.
HOW AUTISM IS TREATED TRADITIONALLY
The most effective treatments available today are
● Applied behavioral analysis (ABA)
● Occupational therapy
● Speech therapy
● Physical therapy
● Pharmacological therapy
Treatment works to minimize the impact of the core features and associated deficits of
ASD and to maximize functional independence and quality of life.
IRM is the institute of regenerative medicine that works and focuses on the management of patients with autism spectrum disorder and other neuro degenerative diseases by using stem cell treatment.
How is IRM treatment different from others?
Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) at IRMs is a holistic approach to treating autism spectrum disorder. we will be administrating 1-3 million cell per kg body weight intra venously and intrathecally and 75 to 100 million exosomes .
In addition to this we will be providing I/V nutrition and cold laser therapy during the procedure.
About The Therapy & Cells
What is intrathecal therapy?
In the application of cells through a lumbar puncture, the cells are applied to the spine and travel directly to the neurological system, the liquid will always be 1ml regardless of the agreed amount of cells, we DO NOT extract any liquid from the patient , is performed by an anesthesiologist expert in children under the effect of anesthesia, therefore the child will not feel any discomfort, during the same anesthesia IV application will be made.
This procedure is completely optional and is 100% safe, the objective is to infiltrate cells in the spine, to have a rapid absorption and arrival in the neural system.
How are donors selected?
IRM has agreements with private practice gynecologists, who refer their patients who meet the selection criteria to us. Then they are contacted by the laboratory to ask for their donation.
What tests do donors undergo?
What age group or criteria must donors meet?
The criterion is that she is a first-time mother, between 18 and 25 years old, in good health.
1. Can autism be cured at IRM Hospital?
While there is no cure for autism, IRM Hospital offers comprehensive treatment strategies to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism.
2. Is early intervention crucial in ASD treatment?
Yes, early intervention is crucial as it can lead to better outcomes. IRM Hospital emphasizes early diagnosis and intervention.
3. What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Applied Behavior Analysis is a behavioral therapy technique used at IRM Hospital to teach new skills and reduce problem behaviors in individuals with autism.
4. How can parents get involved in the treatment process?
IRM Hospital promotes family-centered care, involving parents and caregivers in the treatment process and providing them with guidance and support.
5. Are medications always necessary in ASD treatment?
Medication is considered on a case-by-case basis. IRM Hospital’s medical team evaluates each patient’s needs before prescribing medication as part of the treatment plan.