FINDING THE RIGHT INTERVENTION
Who to Approach?
The most important part now is to determine how to impart language to the individual—that is the stepping stone. The ultimate action seems to consult a speech and language pathologist.
In this scenario, as the child/individual lacks language— they may not be able to participate in the language training sessions or follow directions. Hence it here important to help find professional help who can design on the intervention plan specific to the child’s need.
The intervention plan has to be such that it identifies a child’s age equivalent linguistic level and specific verbal deficits. So the best programs often incorporate several research-based interventions.
The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is one such intervention supported by significant scientific evidence. It is important to note that the research conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the country’s premier medical institution lists ABA as the only scientific and evidence-based intervention to help individual/children with ASD.