CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC
Our child Guidance Clinic provides family centered treatment for children from age 3 years to 18 years who suffer from mental health and behavioral issues. Trained staff provides individual, family treatment based on the child and family. Our staff members are trained and certified to provide evidence based treatment models for trauma, anxiety, depression and behavioral issues.
Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a complicated condition that includes problems with communication and behavior. They have trouble understanding what other people think and feel. This makes it hard for them to express themselves, either with words or through gestures, facial expressions, and touch. People with autism might have problems with learning and develop skills unevenly. Some people with autism show extra ordinary skills with memory, music and arts but have trouble in communicating with people. ASD can be a minor problem or a disability that needs full-time care in a special facility.
Treatment: The type of treatment a child receives for autism spectrum disorder depends on his individual needs as each child who has it is unique, there are a variety of treatments. More children are diagnosed with autism now than ever before. But the latest numbers could be higher because of changes in how it’s diagnosed, not because more children have a disorder.
There are different types of treatment for Autism based on the individual needs of the child.
- Behavioral management therapy
Behavior management therapy tries to strengthen good behaviors and reduce unwanted behaviors. It also suggests what caregivers can do before, during, after, and between episodes of problem behaviors. Behavioral therapy is often based on applied behavior analysis (ABA), a widely accepted approach that tracks a child's progress in improving his or her skills.
- Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help patients manage problems by changing the way you think and behave. The most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. CBT is based on the concept of thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions which are are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you patients into a negative frame of mind.
- Early intervention for Autism
Early interventions for Autism gives child the best chance of developing to their full potential. The sooner a child gets help, the greater the chance for learning and progress. Early intervention programs includes Family training, Speech therapy, Hearing impairment services, Physical therapy and Nutrition services. This enables the child to learn basic skills such as physical skills, communication skills, thinking skills, social and emotional skills.
In some cases early intrevention with autism make so much progress that they are no longer on the autism spectrum when they become older.
- Physical therapy for Autism
Problems with movement are common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and many children with autism receive physical therapy. Physical therapy includes activities and exercises that build motor skills and improve strength, posture, and balance. The therapy aims to help a child build muscle control and strength so that he or she can play more easily with other children.
- Social skills development for Autism
Social skills development for people with autism involves direct or explicit instruction and "teachable moments" with practice in realistic settings, Focus on timing and attention, Support for enhancing communication and sensory integration, Learning behaviors that predict important social outcomes like friendship and happiness, A way to build up cognitive and language skills
- Speech-language therapy for Autism
Speech-language therapists specializes in treating language problems and speech disorders. With early screening and detection of people at risk, speech therapists often lead the way in helping with the diagnosis of autism and in making referrals to other specialists.