Autism Spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopment disorder which is manifested as difficulties in social communication, restricted interests and repetitive patterns of behaviors. Parents may be the first to notice poor eye contact, delays in langue development, decreased interaction and repetitive mannerisms in the first two years of life which needs to be taken seriously and addressed at the earliest. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, early identification, treatments and effective parental involvement can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function.
We have a multidisciplinary team of professionals consisting of Speech-language pathologists, occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Educational therapists to cater to the need of children with Autism.
Programmes and Therapies
- Early identification of Autism spectrum disorders by a multidisciplinary team ––to get baseline assessments of the child and develop an appropriate therapy plan.
- Early intervention for children with Autism – Early identification and intervention promise a better chance for developing to their full potential. An individualized plan is made for each child according to age, challenges and strengths and a comprehensive intervention plan is made and implemented by the interdisciplinary team.
- Group Therapy – group therapy sessions of about 4-8 children for building basic communication skills, social skills and behaviour control.
- Speech and language therapy for developing communication skills in children with Autism.
- Occupational therapy and sensory integration therapy for developing self-care skills, improving fine motor, and gross motor skills, reducing hyperactivity and managing sensory issues.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication training – to enhance child's ability to communicate and reduce behavioural issues and facilitate verbal communication.
- Parental training programmes – for equipping parents with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage problem behaviours, give appropriate home training and help the child improve socially, emotionally and physically.