Autism spectrum disorders can often be reliably detected by the age of 3 years, and in some cases as early as 18 months. Studies suggest that many children eventually may be accurately identified by the age of 1 year or even younger. The appearance of any of the warning signs of ASD is reason to have a child evaluated by a professional specializing in these disorders.
Parents seeking Autism counseling or Autism psychotherapy often are confronted with all kinds of complicated terminology and confusing treatment plans. At the San Antonio Counseling and Behavioral Center we focus primarily on helping kids with Autism gain both confidence and cognitive skills to live a productive and happy childhood. There are several modalities of Autism treatment, the main focus of Autism therapy is to help the patient develop learning and social skills that might allow them to overcome some of the barriers that Autism imposes. You can read more about Autism Clinical counseling here.
Autism Counseling in San Antonio, Texas.
A psychotherapist with strong focus on Autism psychotherapy can help the client gain both confidence and cognitive skills over the course of the treatment plan and it is been verified that children that undergo proper Autism counseling can greatly improve the quality of their life.
Parents are usually the first to notice unusual behaviors in their child. In some cases, the baby seemed “different” from birth, unresponsive to people or focusing intensely on one item for long periods of time. The first signs of ASD can also appear in children who seem to have been developing normally. When an engaging, babbling toddler suddenly becomes silent, withdrawn, self-abusive, or indifferent to social overtures, something is wrong. Research has shown that parents are usually correct about noticing developmental problems, although they may not realize the specific nature or degree of the problem.