While there are a variety of treatments available for those who have an autism spectrum disorder, there is no known cure. Furthermore, no single treatment methodology can alleviate all of the autism symptoms. However, specific therapeutic methods can positively affect individuals on the autism spectrum. However, it is vital to seek assistance from an autism treatment specialist, as some medications and therapies can harm the child.
At EMIT Therapeutics, we will provide effective autism treatment programs based on the needs of your child. Through effective ABA treatment for autism, your child can gain the skills they require as they move forward in life. For information about autism treatment and autism programs in NJ, please contact our team today at 844.983.0240.
Effective Autism Treatment Programs
Because each child is beautifully unique, each child will need a treatment program that we tailor to their needs. Furthermore, many of the children we work with are at different stages developmentally. As a result, treatments that work for a child who is four won’t work as well with a child of the age of fourteen. However, there are several rules in general that work to treat children. For instance:
- Therapies should begin as early as possible
- Treatments should have clear milestones and goals
- Qualified therapists should provide the treatments several hours each week
- Your child should enjoy the therapy
- Therapies should address the autism symptoms you’re trying to rectify
- Therapies should be based on research and evidence
Fortunately, many effective autism treatment programs fit this description, and we offer a range of treatment options. In addition, with our early intervention program, we can give your child the support he or she needs as soon as possible.
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Applied behavioral analysis, or ABA, is a standard therapy that autism treatment providers across the country use to help both children and adults. This therapy involves a series of techniques that can reinforce positive behaviors by using a reward system.
For instance, early intensive behavioral intervention involves your child working with a therapist one on one over a period of several years. With this method, your child should develop communication skills and decrease any adverse behaviors.
Another applied behavioral analysis option is positive behavior support. This treatment involves making changes to the home or classroom environment to make the desired behavior feel rewarding. Your therapist may also recommend verbal behavior intervention to help your child understand how to communicate their needs or pivotal response training, which teaches children how to initiate communication or how to motivate their learning.
This treatment method aims to improve your child’s everyday skills, which allows them to grow more self-sufficient and engage in various activities. Occupational therapy allows your child to work through their cognitive, social, physical, and motor skills, which allows them to learn, play, and take care of themselves. In addition, occupational therapy can help them manage their reaction to sensory problems.
Many children and adults with autism may struggle with a range of verbal issues. With the help of a speech therapy program, we can assist children in acquiring spoken words, as well as preparing them for a range of situations, including:
- Asking and answering questions
- Using appropriate verbal and body language
- Recognizing jokes
- Understanding sarcasm
- Identifying teasing
As much as we want to be there for your child, the person who has the greatest impact on your child’s abilities to grow and thrive is their loved ones. Siblings can help your child develop social skills, while you and your partner can work on the skills that your child developed in our ABA treatment program. Therefore, an integral part of treatment for many of the children we support is family therapy. Family therapy not only treats the needs of the child with autism but also provides support for the rest of the family as well.
- Family therapy can teach a number of skills for your family, including:
- Ways to identify potential triggers for your child
- Behavioral concepts impacting the child
- Strategies family members can use to maximize the child’s success and minimize adverse behaviors
- Tactics to improve communication and coping skills for the family as a whole
- Determining environmental situations that can lead to unwanted behaviors
These strategies have the potential to help your child and family to thrive and learn from one another.
Get Autism Treatment With EMIT Therapeutics
In the end, the best way to determine the most effective autism treatment programs for your child is to reach out to a treatment center. They can evaluate your child’s needs and create a treatment plan to give them the support that they need. In addition, with our telehealth treatment program, we can provide support in a safe and socially distant manner. To learn more about your child’s treatment options, contact EMIT Therapeutics today at 844.983.0240.