Has your child been diagnosed with Autism?
Are you struggling as a parent on how to support your Autistic child?
Is your Autistic child having trouble in school?
Do you have difficulty communicating with your school about your Autistic child?
Are the siblings of your autistic child affected due to lack of understanding of autism?
Do you wonder if your child is Autistic?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, therapy can help your child and family to cope and thrive with Autism. Autism is a prominent in children, affecting 1 in 54 children according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control). Autism is a developmental disability that is characterized by difficulty with reading social cues, communication and behavioral challenges. Autistic children communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are not typical for other children. Diversities in Autistic children can range from gifted to severely challenged. For some it means they need a lot of help in daily life and others will need less.
At Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc. we are here to help.Our psychologist can evaluate and determine if your child is autistic, our therapist can work with the individual on building social skills, we can work with the parents by supporting them in their journey to understand Autism and how it might affect their marriage and/or family and we can work with the siblings of Autistic children to learn how to understand and how to get their needs met in healthy ways. If your child is having difficulty with Autism that manifests in symptomatic behaviors, our psychiatrist can determine if medication can be helpful in addition to therapy.
It is typical for a family with an autistic child to be unbalanced, meaning that the one with the differences takes lots of time and effort and the siblings often overcompensate by being “the one who doesn’t cause any problems” thus often isolating or trying to be a perfectionist. We try to restore balance to the family so that all members of the family get their needs met in a healthy way. We can also work with the school and make sure the 504 plan or IEP (Individual Education Plan) is working and that the proper accommodations are being used.
Ready to Get Started?
Call (408) 628-0532 now for an Autism evaluation to determine if your child is Autistic or an assessment to see how your child and your family can benefit from therapy in order to thrive while living with Autism. Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc. is proud to provide services for Campbell, San Jose and the entire Bay Area!