Our scientific and medical appreciation and understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorders is ever changing. What we do know is that Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder which is present at birth. It is associated with atypical development of the neural pathways and connections within the brain after birth. This ‘wiring’ of the brain leads to immaturity in skills associated with the lower levels of the brain, known as the brain stem.
Difficulties the child may experience:
Social interaction and friendships · Attachment and bonding · Communication and sound production · Sensory processing · Shared attention · Motor co-ordination · Learning Difficulties · Emotional difficulties · Limited interests · Set routines and behaviours ·
Aims of Occupational Therapy Intervention:
Intention to communicate · Seeking interaction with others · Improved motivation and interest in fine motor skills · Reduced mouthing and sucking of objects · Calmer behaviour · Sustained concentration · Improved learning · An increase in independent working · Greater skills at coping with emotional challenges · Greater flexibility.
At Focused Education we have an integrated team of NDIS registered specialists that collaborate to help your child learn and love life.
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