Autism Spectrum Disorder Services
We offer comprehensive speech and language therapy services for children and youth on the autism spectrum.
Our services focus on improving:
receptive and expressive language
social communication skills
consistent use of alternative augmentative communication systems
Multi-disciplinary Team Approach
Every child is different so it is important to build a team that is the right fit. It is not uncommon for teams to include the following members:
speech language pathologists
behavior consultants & interventionists
Following an initial meeting together, we will build a speech and language therapy program to address your family member's specific needs. This process involves building an awareness of their unique history, conducting an assessment and identifying communication goals. We will also work with you to select a therapy location and schedule, as well as, assisting you to access available funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. I'm concerned that a family member may be on the spectrum. What should I look for?
If your child is exhibiting any of the following traits, we suggest you contact us for a consultation. Early identification and intervention are key success factors for therapy outcomes.
delay or absence of spoken language
looks through people; not aware of others
not responsive to other people’s facial expressions/feelings
lack of pretend play; little or no imagination
does not show typical interest in peers
lack of turn taking
unable to share pleasure
qualitative impairment in nonverbal communication
not pointing at an object to direct another person to look at it
lack of gaze monitoring
lack of initiation of activity or social play
unusual or repetitive hand or finger mannerisms
unusual reactions or no reaction to sensory stimuli