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Autism Therapy

The diagnosis of autism is overwhelming for many families.  The families that we have worked with over the years have all asked us, “What do I do? What do I try first? Will this treatment work for me?”  We can hear the frustration and anxiety in their voices. Our response to them is that while there are some treatments that are beneficial for all children, there are others that work for some children and not for others.  Talk to your team of therapists and physicians before choosing a treatment.

Treating autism is a process; take it one day at a time.  BrainWise is not advocating any specific therapy or treatment, we are simply offering you the information in a more condensed form. 

If you have any questions regarding a specific treatment feel free to email us and we will be glad to help you in any way. 

A great resource is the book Autistic Spectrum Disorders Understanding the Diagnosis & Getting Help, by Mitzi Waltz. 

Therapy

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Auditory system Therapy
  • Animal Assisted therapy
  • Augmentative Communication, Picture Exchange Communication System or Sign Language
  • Play Therapy (based on GreenSpan’s Floortime)
  • HANDEL Approach
  • Dance, music, Art Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sensory Integration
  • Social Skills Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Pivotal Response Therapy
  • Relaxation Techniques

Other Useful Links about Autism

  • Autism Overview
    • Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder that is associated with social, communication, sensory, behavioral and cognitive impairments, as well as restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, activities, or interests. Navigate to the Autism page for more information.
  • Signs of Autism
    • Please refer to the signs of autism page that outlines communication, socialization, and sensory characteristics that are common in children on the autism spectrum. This is not intended to help diagnose a child.
  • Autism Diagnostic Procedures
    • This link details a list of frequently used procedures to diagnose autism, including Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT), and other screening tests.
  • Autism Treatments
    • Read more about various autism treatments, that include such things as integrative medicine approaches, diets, dietary supplements, and body work.
  • Rare Conditions with Autistic-Like Features
  • Additional Diagnosis Associated with Autism
  • Basic Neurology
 
     
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