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Autism is a neurological difference that is lifelong and presents in lots of different ways. Some people with autism have difficulty interacting and communicating with others, have narrow interests, show repetitive behaviours and show other signs like being sensitive to taste, touch, light and sounds.
No two people with autism are the same, and there a broad spectrum of needs. This means that each person’s therapy and approach will be unique to their specific needs and goals.
Working together with the family and being involved in all approaches is a big part of any autism support. This can happen in schools, our premises, community centres and home, and usually it’s in a combination of all of these.
If you have recently received an autism diagnosis or have concerns about your child’s development, Early Start Australia offer assessments and a range of evidence-based early intervention therapies to support children with autism.
To learn more about therapy for autism in children or to book an appointment contact your nearest Early Start Australia clinic.Find a clinic
Every child with autism has different needs, and any therapy will be an individualised approach to address them.
There are many different approaches for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but there are a few general categories, and chances are your child will receive a combination.
Behavioural approaches focus on changing behaviours by understanding what happens before and after the behaviour.
Developmental approaches focus on improving specific developmental skills, such as language skills or physical skills.
Educational treatments are given in a classroom setting, with teachers adjusting the classroom structure to improve academic and other outcomes.
Social-relational treatments focus on improving social skills and social interaction, and building emotional bonds and can involve parents or peer mentors.
Some medications treat symptoms that can help people function better. For example, to manage high energy levels, inability to focus, or self-harming behaviour, as well as co-occurring psychological conditions, such as anxiety or depression.
Psychological approaches can help people with ASD cope with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. For example, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can change how the person thinks about a situation to change how they react to it.
Complementary and Alternative.
Some treatments are used to supplement more traditional approaches, such as special diets, herbal supplements, chiropractic care, animal therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, or relaxation therapies.
We focus on supporting clients (and their families) to develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills, and provide therapy supports for children with developmental delay or disability, including autism spectrum disorder.
Our multi-disciplinary teams work together with you to understand your needs and develop a plan using evidence-based strategies to help you achieve your goals and aspirations.
We have clinics in every state and territory creating a strong community of allied health professionals with the collective knowledge and expertise to deliver you the best outcomes.
We are a registered NDIS provider and are here to help you on your NDIS journey.
Early intervention is not just for the kids. We offer therapies to cater for all ages, needs and abilities,
and we know the sooner you start your therapy journey the better.