Autism Spectrum Disorders
In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across the nation. Updated data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that currently 1 in 68 children align with the criteria for ASD, an increase from 1 in 88 in 2012. Distinctly, boys are found to be more predisposed, with a ratio of 1 in 42 boys diagnosed, compared to 1 in 189 girls.
In the communities of Safety Harbor and Trinity, Florida, we at Family Psychology Associates champion early identification and proactive intervention for ASD. Many pediatricians in these regions are now including autism screenings during preschoolers’ routine check-ups. While clear language delays or pronounced cognitive deficits might raise immediate flags, subtler signs might result in a “wait and see” approach.
We offer a well-detailed treatment plan tailored for our Safety Harbor and Trinity clientele. Potential interventions might comprise:
- Informative sessions for families.
- Tailored in-home behavioral therapies.
- Supportive family counseling.
- Collaborative school consultations.
- Individual therapy
For families in Safety Harbor and Trinity, Florida, trust that Family Psychology Associates is here to guide, support, and provide the best care possible for your loved ones with ASD.
Here are some additional resources related to ASD:
Effective Practices for Children with Autism: Educational and Behavior Support Interventions that Work. James Luiselli, Dennis Russo, Walter Christian, and Susan Wilczynski, 2008.
Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals. Catherine Maurice, Gina Green, and Stephen Luce, 1996.
Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide. Michael Powers, 1989.
Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism. Mary Jane Weiss and Sandra Harris, 2001,