Getting Started with Autism Spectrum Speech Therapy
Autism most often occurs early in your child's development and can be spotted within their first few years of communicating. It is caused by variations in cognitive development, that results in a number of symptoms.
The main symptoms of autism are:
- Issues with social communications,
- Restricted behaviors,
- Behaviors that are deemed strange and repetitive.
These symptoms will:
- Begin in early childhood (although are not always noticed by people).
- Persist and occur on an almost regular basis.
- Interfere with everyday life.
At Speechaim, our professional healthcare team can help your child and support their needs. Our professional team uses a variety assessments to determine the severity of the symptoms and create tailored lesson plans to help and and support your child to further their development. We work hard to find and leverage things they love to do to help in the process.
Signs of Autism
One of the main signs of autism, is difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication (social cues). Here are some of the situations that your child may have difficulty understanding:
- Spoken languages
- Voice tone
- Ability to recognize emotion
- Expressing emotion
- Eye contact
- Feeling overwhelmed and avoiding social situations
- Displaying restrictive and repetitive behaviors
- Repetitive body movements (such as rocking or tapping)
- Repetitive actions with objects (such as spinning a pen or flicking some paper)
- Resistance to change
Speech Therapy Sessions for Autism
Research in general has observed that autism can often be associated with higher rates of both physical and mental health conditions. While this is not always the case, our professional staff can help assess your child for any other condition they may have.
There is no known cure, however, our goal is to help your child relieve the symptoms through therapy and tailored lesson plans. After initial identification of difficulties, our professional team will work directly with you to provide you with a range of methods that can help reduce your child's symptoms. These will be used both in and outside of therapy sessions to ensure the highest success possible.
All of our therapists are available around the clock whenever you need them. At home, at school or in the workplace. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please contact us below.
We also offer Speech Therapy Sessions for:
Development Delay Therapy
Receptive Expressive Language Therapy
Literacy, Reading, Writing Therapy
Cluttering Disorder Therapy
Down Syndrome Therapy
Social Communication Therapy
Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy
Apraxia Motor Speech Therapy
Learning Disability Therapy