Frequently Asked Questions
What are developmental disabilities?
Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behaviour areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime. -CDC Definition
What are the different types of childhood disorders and which is the most
There are distinguished types of developmental disabilities. However, some common examples are ASD, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Down syndrome, Rett Syndrome, and Intellectual Disability, Dyslexia, etc. Among all these conditions ASD and Down’s syndrome are usually prominent in the earlier years of child development.
What is the role of early intervention?
Early childhood intervention (ECI) can support young child who have been victims of, or who are at high risk for or have developmental delays or disabilities. Children who receive Applied Behaviour Therapy in the early intervention session are more likely to gain essential social skills and react better in society.
I think my child might have autism but I am not sure. How can I find out?
The best way to find out is to get your child diagnosed. However, if you are looking for red flags or autism, then there are many warning signs and symptoms. These signs typically revolve around inflexible behaviour, impaired social skills, non-verbal communication difficulties, speech and language difficulties.
My child is 12 years old and has autism. Can I still enroll him for
Yes, you can. At Dew Drops, we believe that persistence paired with knowledge is the key to effective interventions. Irrespective of the age of your child, we always welcome children who are ready to embrace the change.
Can I train my child with autism at home?
As a parent, you can certainly make a big difference in your autistic child’s life. There are many risk-free therapies in home-based interventions that parents can provide on their own at home. Some therapies like speech therapy, play therapy, ABA, relationship development intervention, and parent-child interaction therapy are mostly recommended to counter aggressive behavior, make communication easy and build relationships with your child.
Can autism be diagnosed at an early age?
Yes, signs indicating being at risk of ASD can be detected as early as 18 months or younger. However, many children don’t receive a final diagnosis, until they are 3 or 4 years old.
What are developmental milestones and development screening?
Developmental milestones are a set of age-specific, functional tasks that most children can do at a certain age range. Whereas, developmental screening is a testing procedure to detect unsuspected deviations from normal development in children who should receive more intensive diagnosis or assessment.
My child has been diagnosed with ASD. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Can you help?
Receiving a diagnosis for your precious one can be heart breaking. However, fortunately he/she can get help and can be assisted to mitigate the gaps due to the disability. All you need to do is to sign up for our early intervention programs and we will assist your child to progress productively. The experts at Dew Drops have years of experience in behaviour therapy and the interventions are designed according to the individual needs of your special child.
How can Applied Behavior Analysis help my child with ASD?
ABA adopts a step-by-step approach to help differently-abled children improve their social interactions, maintain positive behavior and learn new skills. The intervention program also measures progress by collecting data to monitor a child’s progress towards goals on an ongoing basis.
Which therapeutic interventions my child with autism should receive?
There are a number of therapies that can help children with autism in building social skills, reduce their symptoms and improve their abilities. Some typical therapeutic interventions include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Discrete Trial Training
- Pivotal Response Treatment
- Early Intensive behavioral Intervention
- Verbal Behaviour Intervention
- Speech Therapy
- Relationship Development Intervention, and much more
Are effective, engaging teaching methods used at Dew Drops?
Developmental disabilities tend to have a wide spectrum, with each child having individual areas to special attention, learning, and care. Our team of therapists employs engaging and creative techniques of behaviour interventions to motivate the children to learn and develop skills to complete their regular tasks. We make it an effective and enjoyable collaboration between the children, our in-house caregivers, therapists, teachers, physicians, and the parents.
How do you track my child's progress?
Regular evelopmental assessments and developmental screening are included in our intervention therapies. We employ regular performance monitoring techniques to set behavioural and developmental milestones and new goals. Dew Drops does not have a uniform approach for progress tracking; it is programmed as per the child’s learning ability.
Can children with autism learn real-world skills?
Of course, they can! Children with autism can lead as normal a life as any other. Building social skills and learning real-life skills are essential aspects of behaviour interventions, eventually increases their self- esteem and enabling them to lead a happy and independent life. At Dew Drops we work with each child and his/her parents towards the accomplishment of that objective.
Does Dew Drops encourage parental involvement?
Parental involvement is crucial for the success of intervention therapy for developmental delays and disabilities. Dew Drops’ programs offer both parent training and guidance so that they can contribute to the process of their child’s development at home, and evaluate the progress as well.
Do you provide speech therapy? And if so, how it helps my child?
Dew Drops offers speech therapy to children suffering from language and comprehension delays with a focus on speech, language, voice, and fluency improvement. It will help your child to develop good communication skills, improve the intelligibility of speech, comprehension, and listening skills, express their ideas and emotions, actively participate in conversations, and develop literacy skills as well.
Can the professionals help with my child's hyperactivity?
Hyperactivity is one of the red flags of child development which calls for early behaviour intervention. The trained professionals at Dew Drops help the children with such issues to channel their energy into multiple creative activities, followed by development screening to prevent any disruption.
What happens when people with autism grow up?
Without early interventions, children with ASD can grow up as an individual with major social-emotional deficits, language and comprehension delays, and poor motor skills, ultimately making them completely dependent on the parents or other adults. Hence, it is essential for your child to get behaviour therapy from an early age.
Is it true that children with autism can show special talents or gifts?
We have seen many children with autism spectrum disorder show special talents in music, painting, and other forms of arts. Many turn out to be mathematics prodigies. Keeping those aspects in mind, Dew Drops has developed innovative programs that encourage the child to showcase and cultivate their areas of interest and talent.
Can my child with autism ever go to a regular school?
Dew Drops has an entire program dedicated to the inclusion of ASD children in regular schools. Through our school intervention program, we offer trained behaviour therapists for support and aides to shadow the children and help them study in a school like regular children and take part in day-to-day academic and extracurricular activities.
What is the cause of autism? How common it is and how do we
According to CDC, an estimated one out of fifty-nine children show signs of ASD. The exact cause for this is still not known, there might be multiple factors at play. When a parent approaches us with ASD concerns, we conduct extensive development assessments to diagnose autism. Accordingly, we collaborate with the parents and create a tailor- made intervention therapy and treatment plan for the child.