Autism Support from our Specialists.
Autism* is a developmental disability which affects how people interpret the world and interact with people.
People on the autistic spectrum have difficulties in the following areas:
- Social interaction
- Social communication
- Social imagination / Flexibility of thought
- Sensory processing difficulties
A number of different interventions are considered to be helpful when working with children who are on the autistic spectrum. These are:
- Attention Autism
- Intensive interaction
- Visual support service
- Social stories
- Social skills groups
- Circle of friends
- Comic strip conversations
- Colourful Semantics
Many of our therapists have specific training and expertise in these interventions and, fundamentally, they will encourage your child to ‘fall in love’ with the social world.
The types of service we can offer are:
- Assessment – language, communication, behaviour, sensory processing, emotion issues, anxiety, eating and drinking, etc.
- 1:1 Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Support with Transitions
- Setting up and implementing interventions into home, school or nursery
- Attending meetings
- Support with autism diagnosis
- Help parents to learn about autism, become an expert themselves and implement evidence-based practices into their everyday life
The type of intervention best suited for you can be discussed after the initial session has taken place. A therapy session can be as infrequent or as often as necessary. We can sometimes arrange for a therapist’s session to be backed up more intensively by an assistant or a student at a lower rate. We highly recommend that you intervene straight away rather than wait for a formal diagnosis.
*The term ‘autism’ is used here to describe all diagnostic profiles including Asperger's Syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).
Autism Support is offered across most of the counties in which we operate. Please contact us to discuss how we can help.