Addressing Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions that impact development. It is characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, emotional regulation, and sensory processing. Many children with ASD have strengths in different areas, such as visual skills, attention to detail, memory, music, art or math. At Developmental Therapy Associates we consider the child first and how we can support them.

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Services & Support:

Children with ASD benefit from a variety of different supports at different times in their development. It is important that the therapeutic approach is the best fit for the individual child’s social and developmental levels, as well as learning styles. A treatment approach should also include family involvement and collaboration between a variety of professionals that can best support the child’s development, relationships, and independence. Research confirms that early intervention has a positive impact on outcomes.

Developmental Therapy Associates offers both speech-language therapy and occupational therapy to support a child with ASD.

Signs of ASD:

If you have any concerns regarding whether or not your child is showing signs of ASD, talk to your pediatrician and/or seek out an evaluation by a medical professional, such as a developmental pediatrician or child psychologist.

Impairment in Social Interaction:

  • Limited or no eye contact
  • No big smiles or other joyful expressions by six months or after
  • No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or facial expressions
  • Persistent preference for solitude

Impairment in Communication:

  • No babbling by 12 months
  • No back-and-forth use of gestures (pointing, showing, reaching) by 12 months
  • No words by 16 months
  • Delayed language development
  • Persistent repetition of words or phrases
  • Any loss of speech, babbling, or social skills at any age

Behaviors & Restricted Interests:

  • Repetitive movements of objects or body movements (flapping, rocking, spinning, etc.)
  • Restricted interested in objects or toys
  • Unusual and intense reactions to sensory stimulation

Contact Us About Support Therapy Services & Resources On Autism Therapy in Raleigh, Cary & Durham NC.

If your child or loved on has autism, we can provide certain therapies and resources that can help them grow and succeed. While we do not specifically treat autism spectrum disorder, we do offer speech, language, and occupational therapy to support individuals whoa re on the spectrum. Our occupational therapists & speech therapists in Raleigh, Durham, Cary are some of the top providers in the area. We understand that autism are not all the same, so we offer a variety of therapy services that may be beneficial including, but not limited to: Reading therapy, handwriting therapy, therapeutic listening, integrated listening, bike riding lessons, Irlen screenings, and feeding therapy. With 3 locations we are able to provide these services to patients no matter where they live in the Triangle. Give us a call at any of our locations or  contact us online with any questions you may have.