Autism Spectrum Disorder Therapy

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a group of brain disorders that affect normal brain development. “Spectrum” refers to a wide range of symptoms and levels of impairment that typically impact a child in the areas of communication, social skills, and behaviors and interests.

Research suggests that children with ASD do not recognize the social cues that others notice. They may be unable to interpret another person’s facial expressions, tone of voice or gestures.

A young child with ASD may present with any combination symptoms including:

    • Starts to develop language then loses it
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Does not like to cuddle
    • Does not make eye contact
    • Does not respond well or at all
    • Not interested in other children
    • Suffers from gastrointestinal problems and infections
    • Tantrums
    • May walk on tip toes
    • Does not like routine changed
    • Focuses on repetitive behaviors

    Other characteristics may include intellectual strengths such as:

    Early diagnoses and implementing behavior therapy can significantly benefit language and cognitive skills in young children with ASD. Having focused learning activities, small classes, special training for the parents and family, and providing structure and routine are just a few of the steps necessary for effective early intervention programs.

    If you are concerned that your child may have ASD, see your family doctor for a referral for assessment and diagnosis.

      • Exceptional computer skills
      • Excellent memory
      • Music skills
      • Reading skills
      • Drawing skills

Specific Techniques


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