Experts from all over the world in the fields of psychiatry and behavioral sciences reiterate that early identification of neurological disorders goes a long way in facilitating a positive rehabilitation.
At this time, it is important to understand the need to support and give special attention to the child so as to maximize their potential. Receiving early intervention in the golden age of the child’s lives can optimize their learning and future well-being. Delay in identification causes the child to miss out on the golden period (3-5 years) of development and growth, which is crucial in maximizing the positive impact of Early Intervention and therapies as the brain is more adaptable at a younger age. The earlier the child receives the required attention, the benefit it is for the child's future growth and development. For a child with borderline autism, it is a challenge for someone with little or no expertise to distinguish an autistic child amongst typically developing children. It is usually missed or mistaken as delayed developmental milestones or slow learners.