What is Asperger’s Syndrome
What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of Autism typified by traits such as experiencing difficulty with social interactions, obsessions, odd speech patterns,…
Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of Autism typified by traits such as experiencing difficulty with social interactions, obsessions, odd speech patterns, and other mannerisms that are not considered the “norm”. Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome may engage in obsessive routines or show an unusual sensitivity to a particular stimulus. Younger people with Asperger’s Syndrome may also have a difficult time relating to others and their behaviour can be rigid and repetitive.
We can help support individuals with Asperger’s as well as providing essential support and training to their families. Depending on the severity of the individual’s condition, we are able to help them with a variety of essential skills including helping them to develop better social skills using speech language therapy, aid in learning techniques to help them deal with issues such as anger management and providing them with occupational therapy. We work closely with each and every individual, helping them to manage essential areas of life such as finding the right job, understanding their symptoms, and managing their condition more effectively so as to enjoy the best possible quality of life.
Speech language therapy has proved highly effective in helping individuals with autism improve their communication skills. Following a full assessment designed to assess the individual’s speech, language and communication skills, a speech/language therapist will be able to determine the types of difficulties the individual currently has as well as the severity of these difficulties. We can then create an individualised treatment plan which will be tailored to their specific needs.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to treat a wide variety of mental disorders and is particularly effective in the treatment of individuals with Autism. Through extensive talking/counselling sessions we are able to help patients manage their problems more effectively by helping them recognize and understand various triggers, and how their emotions and behaviours affect each other.
Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) is one of the most common treatments used to help people with Autism live a normal life. It involves one-on-one therapy overseen by certified therapists and organized around the child’s individual needs. Using ABA, the therapist can help the individual develop essential social and life skills such as using the bathroom or learning to write their name. The approach breaks socially desirable behaviours down into steps and rewards the child for completing each step.