AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD) is a condition related to neurological development. Individuals with ASD experience problems in social interaction and communication and often exhibit limited and repetitive patterns of rigid thinking and behavior. This rigidity can make functioning in everyday life very difficult. The term "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity.
While there is no cure for ASD, my goal of treatment is to maximize an individual’s ability to function and live a satisfying life. I use research based techniques to reduce the interfering ASD symptoms while maximizing strengths of the individual. I employ a great deal of parent support and training in my work children with ASD. Please read more about these services in the Parent Training and Support section.
AUTISM SCREENING & EVALUATIONS
I am available to complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Screenings or Evaluations. My evaluations may include:
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised
Autism Spectrum Quotient
Childhood Autism Rating Scale-Second Addition
Social Responsiveness Scale-2