Autism

Dr. Stephen Shore famously said, “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Because of that, there is no prescribed treatment for autism. Clinicians at OWL Pediatric Therapy LLC build therapy plans based on the child in front of them using evidence-based approaches, your child’s strengths and interests, and your child’s needs. Depending on your child’s needs, the following skills may be targeted:

  • Sharing attention and focus with another person
  • Play development
  • Responding to the language of others
  • Taking turns in play and conversation
  • Making and maintaining friendships
  • Accepting changes and being flexible
  • Reading nonverbal communication
  • Adjusting language and messages to fit the audience 
  • Theory of mind development

 

Some Evidence-Based Techniques that we may use to help your child include:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (such as Manual Signs, Picture Communication, and Speech-Generating Devices)
  • Joint Attention Intervention
  • Social Stories
  • Video Modeling
  • Peer-Mediated Intervention

When appropriate, we use techniques and materials from SCERTS, The Hanen Center, Social Thinking, and more.

The following resources may also be helpful to you:

American Speech and Hearing Association

The SCERTS Model

Advocating for Students on the Autism Spectrum

What is Autism?