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

 

Sensory sensitivities

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)

Treatment

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

 

Behaviour Strategies

 

Social Skills

 

Promoting Understanding

 

Emotional Regulation

To get started, contact us today

WAGGA WAGGA

43 Best Street, Wagga Wagga

(Riverina Speech Pathology)

Ph: 02 6931 7655

ALBURY / WODONGA

Gardens Medical Centre

Level 4, 470 Wodonga Place, Albury

Ph: 02 6021 3555

LEETON / GRIFFITH

40 Wade Avenue, Leeton

Mob: 0408 862 334

Contact Us: 

0408 862 334

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