0-3 – At this age, getting a diagnosis as early as possible is recommended. That way we can start therapy while the child is still very young, and most open to behavior improvement. Early intervention takes advantage of the plasticity of a young child’s brain. From there, an ongoing ABA program establishes behaviors that will support your child’s social and communication skills. Speech-language therapy can also help them build stronger use of language. If needed, Occupational Therapy will help the child with learning motor skills so they can play and participate in daily activities.
3-Early Teens – During these years, it’s important to build on the social and communication skills established by earlier therapy. Often parents will encourage the child to explore their interests and socialize, so they can further integrate their therapy into daily living. Sports or after-school activities are common.