The Autism Treatment Process
Equilibria values a multidisciplinary approach towards diagnosis and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders. Following diagnosis of autism, Equilibria’s autism treatment center takes care of building an autism treatment team, creating an assessment plan, and planning the post-assessment follow ups.
Building an Autism Treatment Team
Depending on your child’s presentation, the psychologist will facilitate the development of an autism treatment team of outside specialists, which may include one or more of the following:
- A neurodevelopmental pediatrician
- A pediatric neurologist
- A speech therapist
- An occupational therapist
- A physical therapist
- Other educational professionals
Despite the fact that children can be reliably diagnosed with ASD as early as 2 years of age, the average age at which children are diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder is 4 ½ years. These children will have missed out on years of critical early intervention services, known to improve outcomes for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
The sooner you have a diagnosis, the sooner you can begin autism treatments to obtain the help your child needs.