Have you recently received a diagnosis of autism for your child? Early intervention is critical to your child’s development. However, you may worry about what type of autism treatment programs will work best for your child. At EMIT Therapeutics, we help clients in the New Jersey area by creating individualized therapy programs that cater to their unique needs. To learn more about our services, please call our treatment team today at 844.983.0240.
Types of Autism Treatments
We offer a range of autism treatments for children.
ABA Therapy for Autism
During applied behavior analysis, a therapist works on reducing undesired behavior and increasing positive behavior. We work on helping your child develop better social skills, coping skills, and personal safety. When a child exhibits appropriate behavior, they receive positive reinforcement.
ABA relies on contingencies to achieve results. Here’s an example of a contingency: “If you sit down and eat your lunch, then you can watch your favorite show.” The if-then construction creates a cue for the child to complete the desired behavior. Additionally, therapists use strategies to improve problematic behaviors.
Applied behavior analysis works in a number of different settings. These settings may include school, home, houses of worship, or other spaces. Some children respond well to ABA therapy at home, while others respond better in a clinical location.
ABA therapy is an evidence-based approach to autism spectrum disorder. Therapists collect data and use this information to develop the best strategies for your child. By adapting individual therapy sessions to the results of past sessions, therapists can improve the effectiveness of various autism treatment approaches.
Generalization in Applied Behavior Analysis
Therapists hold both individual and group ABA sessions to accomplish different goals. While one-on-one therapy addresses personal milestones, meeting with other children with autism can help achieve generalization. Generalization occurs when your child carries over skills learned in one environment to another setting.
For example, if your child uses sign language at home, and you want them to use it in public settings, it may help them to attend group therapy sessions with other children who know sign language.
When your child generalizes behavior in different settings, it often indicates that they respond well to ABA therapy.
Early Intervention Is Key
Early intervention treatment benefits your child on the autism spectrum. In many cases, symptoms of autism become apparent by age 2. If you notice unusual behavior or developmental delays, seek treatment for your child as quickly as possible. Children can begin autism treatment at any age. At age 3, the brain is still under development, and therapy can produce dramatic improvements in your child’s development.
Our telehealth treatment program provides an opportunity for children with autism to receive treatment at home over the computer or mobile devices. You will need a webcam and internet access to take advantage of this option. Qualified providers such as EMIT Therapeutics have the training and skills necessary to conduct telehealth autism treatment sessions.
You can give your child the support they need to thrive, even if you can’t make it to a clinic for appointments. This approach has helped thousands of children on the autism spectrum receive the care they need from the comfort of a familiar environment. Additionally, if you live in a remote area, this might be the best option for your family.
Get Autism Treatments with EMIT Therapeutics
Raising a child with autism poses unique challenges for parents. If you feel confused or overwhelmed about the type of autism treatments that may help your child, we can help. Remember that early intervention can improve your child’s long-term outcomes. Contact EMIT therapeutics today at 844.983.0240 to schedule a consultation and choose a treatment plan that works best for your child.