and counting to acquire essential life skills to help them reach their full potential.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex brain development disorders and is characterized by difficulties with social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and emotional control.
Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning it affects each child differently. Every child has a unique set of characteristics, and each child's ability to communicate, process, socialize, and manage behaviors requires an individualized child-centered treatment plan.
Impaired social communication skills may be an indication of an autism diagnosis. Children with autism often struggle with the following social skills:
A child diagnosed with autism often displays impaired communication skills, which may include missing the following milestones:
Children with autism may exhibit repetitive or restricted behaviors, such as:
In addition to the behaviors listed above, children diagnosed with ASD may experience:
Approximately 1 in 44 children in the United States will be diagnosed with autism each year. If your child exhibits any of the behaviors listed above, it is possible that he or she may be diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Diagnosing children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be challenging and complex. The most important thing you can do is consult a professional if you think your child is displaying atypical behavior.
Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, or ABA Therapy, is the single most effective treatment for children with autism, and the only one shown to make significant, long-lasting improvements. Centria Autism offers individualized ABA Therapy based on each child's specific needs. Our ABA services include:
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