Individual therapy for autism helps address challenges that neurodiverse children face every day and teaches coping mechanisms based on their individual needs. Every person with autism has a unique set of strengths and challenges. Individual therapy is a place they can build on those strengths and find ways to meet the challenges. To learn more about our autism treatment programs in New Jersey, please call EMIT Therapeutics today at 844.983.0240.
What Is Individual Therapy?
The term “individual therapy” is a purposely broad one because no two children have the same therapeutic needs. One goal of individual therapy is to determine the child’s strengths and identify the challenges that might hold them back.
Autism spectrum disorders cover a variety of brain-related issues. Many children with autism have trouble communicating and interacting with others. They may have difficulty socializing with other children and can struggle to vocalize. They may have speech delays or begin developing normal speech patterns early in life and then regress. It is common for them to have repetitive behavior patterns, such as flapping hands and rocking back and forth.
Several types of behavior therapy for autism work well for kids with autism, but there is no magic formula. It’s vital to provide individual therapy options to determine what is best for the child.
What Approaches Does EMIT Therapeutics Use in Individual Therapy?
The approach we use will largely depend on several factors, such as how the child responds to each modality. The therapist assigned to the child will make an initial examination, make observations, and talk to family, caregivers, and teachers. The goal is to put together a plan that works for the child using a combination of clinically proven techniques.
Generally, the focus is on behavioral therapies, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA). Applied behavior analysis can help the child understand negative behaviors and set positive goals. At EMIT Therapeutics, we believe ABA is one of the most useful therapies, and it is often part of our in-home autism treatment plans. With the help of ABA, kids can develop better skills in critical areas, such as:
- Motor functions
- Social abilities
- Reducing negative behaviors
- Improving communication
Parents can support the individual therapy program for autism spectrum disorders by learning some of these same techniques and applying them at home. In order to facilitate this growth, we often provide a certain level of parent education. This approach allows parents to learn how to help their child in a way that supports the child and family’s needs.
When Is the Best Age for Individual Therapy?
At EMIT Therapeutics, we work with children of all ages. However, we can start autism treatment when a child is as young as 18 months. We provide an early intervention program for parents who want to get a diagnosis and treatment for their child as early as possible. Early intervention can provide many advantages for these kids. Through this treatment, the child can begin developing skills that they will need throughout life at a much earlier age.
Our team offers in-home autism treatment to children and teens in the New Jersey area. We can also provide autism treatment virtually to anyone in the country. We take a holistic approach to treatment, meaning we believe in therapy for the whole body, not just the condition.
Get Treatment at EMIT Therapeutics
Our therapists tailor a treatment program for each child to ensure they get what they need. Through our in-home autism program, parents can expect:
Treatment providers can come to the home or work with patients and families via telehealth. Either way, we offer individual therapy for parents and kids to help develop communication and life skills and coping mechanisms to ward off frustration. Our individual therapy helps children take negative thoughts and destructive behaviors and turn them into something positive.