No medication can improve the core signs of autism spectrum disorder. No cure exists for autism and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. The goal of treatment for autistic children is to reduce the symptoms by expanding your child’s ability to function and support development and learning. The earlier a child begins therapy, especially during the preschool years, the more it can help your child learn critical social, communication, functional and behavioral skills.
If your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, talk to experts about creating a treatment strategy and build a team of professionals to meet your child’s needs. ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy addresses the range of social, language and behavioral difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorder. Individualized therapy, focuses on reducing problem behaviors and teaching new skills. It also focuses on teaching children how to act in social situations and communicate better with others. ABA Therapy can help children learn new skills and generalize these skills to multiple situations through a reward-based motivation system.
Depending on your child’s needs, speech therapy to improve communication skills, occupational therapy to teach activities of daily living, and physical therapy to improve movement and balance may be beneficial and can be added to your child’s program.
Success on the Spectrum has a proven track record of helping hundreds of children reduce the symptoms of autism and learn to live happier and more productive lives.
Our founder, Nichole Daher, was featured on The Brainy Moms podcast to talk about Autism.