There are many types of treatments available
- Occupational Therapy teaches skills that help the person live as independently as possible. Skills may include dressing, eating, bathing, and relating to people.
- Sensory Integration Therapy to help improve responses to sensory input that may be restrictive or overwhelming.
- Behavioral approaches(ABA/Behavior therapy ) focus on changing behaviors by understanding what happens before and after the behavior. Behavioral approaches have the most evidence for treating symptoms of ASD.
- Developmental approaches focus on improving specific developmental skills, such as language skills or physical skills, or a broader range of interconnected developmental abilities.
- Speech and Language Therapy helps to improve the person’s understanding and use of speech and language. Some people with ASD communicate verbally. Others may communicate through the use of signs, gestures, pictures, or an electronic communication device.
- Group Therapy : Social Skills Groups provide opportunities for people with ASD to practice social skills in a structured environment.
- Play Therapy: While children with Autism may play differently from neurotypical children, play is a key medium through which they express themselves. Play therapy is thus a popular way to teach children with Autism how to connect better with other children and adults. It can show them new ways of playing with their toys, teach them problem-solving skills, and expand their language, communication, social, and emotional skills.