Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are truly a unique puzzle for each individual child and family unit effected. With approximately 1 in 100 children in the United States being diagnosed as having an an ASD, what was once a relatively obscure disorder has turned into an epidemic. In addition to seeing more cases of severe autism, we are also seeing more cases of high functioning autism meaning many children when given effective supports and early intensive treatment can go on to live a relatively normal life and function within society.
Florida Pediatric Therapy offers communication and social development for children with ASDs including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD and PDD-NOS). We also offer consultation for preschools and private schools in need of specific strategies for helping their children with ASDs succeed in their classrooms.
The younger treatment is begun, the more life changing the results. Whether your child is banging his head and screaming all day long or already has good communication skills and needs help with the finer points of social interaction and behavior, we have the experience and skills to help.
Having seen hundreds of children with newly diagnosed or longstanding ASDs we work with you to develop an intervention plan tailored to fit your child and your family’s needs.
Please come back soon for more information and checklists regarding ASDs. If you are concerned about your child having Autism, contact your pediatrician and make an appointment to discuss your specific concerns. Be sure to let the appointment scheduler know that you need a longer than ordinary appointment to share your concerns.