Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex diagnosis that a physician and team of professionals work together to diagnose. This diagnosis is characterized by difficulties in understanding and using language skills to build relationships with others effectively. There are many red flags a physician or a speech-language pathologist look for when determining if a child is at risk for a diagnosis of ASD. These include late talking, limited or no use of gestures (pointing, head nods/shakes), pulling you to items wanted, joint attention (he or she attending/looking at an item you call his or her attention to), limited eye contact, and difficulty dealing with changes in his or her schedule.
At Speaking of Speech Therapy Services, a treatment plan will be put into action to help you learn along with your child how to help him or her grow into effective communicators and build relationships with others. Speaking of Speech Therapy Services has therapists with advanced certifications as Certified Autism Specialists. They will work with you to help implement a plan to help your family grow together in communication.