Because communication impairments are common in children diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), speech pathologists often play a key role in their early intervention treatment.
For Autistic children, communication is a key component in their ability to form relationships and function in their world. Our speech pathologists are trained in the Hanen More Than Words™ Program for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders and social language difficulties. This means we can work closely with you, your child, the preschool, school, and other professionals to improve your child’s social communication and interaction skills, play skills, imitation skills and enhance their quality of life.
If your child has little or no speech, we can also look at ways of introducing alternatives, such as signing or the use of technology that supports communication.
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, contact us to discover how we can help your child grow.