What is Autism and Behaviour therapy?
Autism and behaviour therapy is the term used to describe a wide range of therapies which are available for children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum or children who require therapy to manage their behaviours or improve their social skills.
Which professions can provide autism and behaviour therapy?
- Occupational therapists are able to provide therapy for children who require autism and behavioural supports. Occupational therapists can assist with just about anything which is related to the child’s school, play or work. Occupational therapy can be accessed through mobile occupational therapy or through online occupational therapy.
- Counsellors with specific training can also provide therapy for children. Counsellors can be accessed through both mobile counselling and online counselling options.
What is involved?
Depending on the goals, needs and requirements of each child or individual they may require different approaches to therapy.
Prior to the therapy commencing an assessment will be conducted with parents and/or gaurdians present. The assessment will provide information on the key focus areas for the child.
Following the assessment a discussion is then had with parents around expectations of the therapy.
Therapy requires the involvement of parents to ensure the messages which are delivered are consistent and are re-inforced. This will provide the opporunity for long term gains to be realised.
What to expect?
Every child is different but it is generally expected that within 10 sessions of therapy commencing a change can be seen.
Our Children’s Occupational Therapists and counsellors will continue to upgrade and adjust goals as therapy progresses.
How can we help?
Following the completion of the initial consultation we will discuss the goals and treatment strategies which will be utilised.
We will also provide advice, information and resources to guide parents and carers on how best to fascilitate therapy in between sessions.
Allied Health 2U is a registered NDIS provider and if the participant is on the NDIS then we are able to provide supports through this funding option.
We can provide supports for:
- Self Managed Participants
- Plan Managed Participants
- Agency Managed Participants
We can also provide supports privately to children and families.
To find out more reagarding the details of the supports. You can contact us directly.