Autism & Asperger's
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability. Symptoms typically appear during early childhood and tend to affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.
There is no known single cause of autism, however, early diagnosis and appropriate intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.
Some of the behaviors associated with autism include:
Delayed learning of language
Difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation
Difficulty with executive functioning
Difficulty in regard to reasoning and planning
Narrow, intense interests
Poor motor skills
A person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides.
The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based upon a Paediatrician’s observations along with the results of various assessments which include:
A Sensory Processing Assessment (conducted by an Occupational Therapist)
A Behavioural Assessment (conducted by a Psychologist)
A Speech Assessment (conducted by a Speech Pathologist)
Action Kids Therapy provides assistance to families and teachers who are caring for autistic children at home, in school, or in the workplace. Intervention includes:
Sensory Processing retraining programs
Classroom / Teaching Strategies
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