When You Need Additional Therapies for Autism

At times, your family may need specialized services, in addition to ABA therapy. Your child’s needs may vary or change over time, and we’ll work with you to adapt to a plan that works best for your family.

ABA therapy serves as the foundation of our programs. We strive to be a place where children with autism learn to navigate the world with happiness, confidence, and independence. We consider you, as parents and caregivers, your child’s first and most important teacher, and we partner with you to create an environment in which you and your child can thrive.

Sometimes, your child’s treatment might include working with other healthcare professionals — such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and counselors. These specialists are dedicated to helping your child with autism develop routines and learn new skills that complement the skills they learn during ABA therapy.

We’ll build your child’s program with the family environment in mind. That could mean an occupational therapist will help your child learn skills related to eating, bathing, and dressing — like practicing buttoning a shirt. Or, your child will work with a speech therapist to improve their speech using communication gestures or picture boards. Your child or family might also benefit from seeking counseling.

At Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), our mission is to find success for every child in our care. By including additional therapies, we’ll work with you to build a treatment program that’s tailored to your child’s specific needs, setting them up for success.

We have an extensive team of specialists and partners who provide additional therapies for autism. Your family’s recommended treatment options may include: 

Occupational Therapy
Our occupational therapists help children with developmental delays and disabilities learn to perform activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, and playing with friends. We’ll focus on play skills, learning strategies, and self-care as part of our multidisciplinary approach to your child’s program.

Speech & Language Therapy
Speech and language development are the foundation for communication skills. It’s also a crucial part of social interactions and academic success. Our speech and language therapists address your child’s unique needs by evaluating their oral motor strength and movement. Our therapists may also suggest using visual support, such as picture cues or other communication tools.

Families and children with autism need support as they navigate through life. Counseling can help your child through complex social situations, support self-esteem, help with self-regulation, organizational skills, and relationship development and assist with challenging family dynamics. Counseling can also provide support to parents and siblings whose daily lives are affected by the challenges of autism. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and families affected with autism across the lifespan. Some locations also offer family and couples therapy.

The above services are offered on a location-by-location basis.

Our compassionate and dedicated team shares a common interest: to help your child make progress every single day