Autism Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Tyla Stroebel
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Miranda, NSW 2228
I currently specialise in diagnostic, behavioural, cognitive, neurological and academic assessments and support thereafter. I have a keen interest in Autism and ADHD, specifically in woman and girls, and in helping adults explore this later in life. I conduct assessments in person and online, from a neurodiversity affirming framework, and currently focus on the following: Autism; Global Developmental Delay, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Specific Learning Disorders; Anxiety etc.
I currently specialise in diagnostic, behavioural, cognitive, neurological and academic assessments and support thereafter. I have a keen interest in Autism and ADHD, specifically in woman and girls, and in helping adults explore this later in life. I conduct assessments in person and online, from a neurodiversity affirming framework, and currently focus on the following: Autism; Global Developmental Delay, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Specific Learning Disorders; Anxiety etc.
(02) 8105 6892 View (02) 8105 6892
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Carlie Bills
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gregory Hills, NSW 2557
I support children, adolescents, and adults to thrive. Whilst I can help with many issues, I have a particular interest in helping neurodivergent people identify and use their strengths. In addition to therapy, I can also conduct assessments for the purposes of diagnosis for autism, ADHD, and Specific Learning Disorders.
I support children, adolescents, and adults to thrive. Whilst I can help with many issues, I have a particular interest in helping neurodivergent people identify and use their strengths. In addition to therapy, I can also conduct assessments for the purposes of diagnosis for autism, ADHD, and Specific Learning Disorders.
(02) 4214 8526 View (02) 4214 8526
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Anita S
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
(02) 8105 6470 View (02) 8105 6470
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Dr Pauline Hall
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Dr. Hall is a clinical psychologist working with people from different cultural backgrounds. She is now seeing clients from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Vietnam. She practices evidence-based assessment and treatment for developmental disorders in children, teenagers, and adults (e.g., Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, etc.) with mood disorders, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Hall works in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
Dr. Hall is a clinical psychologist working with people from different cultural backgrounds. She is now seeing clients from Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and Vietnam. She practices evidence-based assessment and treatment for developmental disorders in children, teenagers, and adults (e.g., Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, etc.) with mood disorders, anxiety, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Hall works in various areas, including schools, hospitals, community health services courts, businesses, and private practices.
(02) 9100 0489 View (02) 9100 0489
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Paula Garrido
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
She has specific interest in Autism, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, ADHD, psychosocial disabilities, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, OCD, depression, acquired brain injury (ABI), uses evidenced based psychological therapies and works at Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia.
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
She has specific interest in Autism, PTSD, Complex-PTSD, ADHD, psychosocial disabilities, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, OCD, depression, acquired brain injury (ABI), uses evidenced based psychological therapies and works at Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia.
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
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Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
(02) 8403 1535 View (02) 8403 1535
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Adriana Glusman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
(02) 6190 7726 View (02) 6190 7726
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Present Tense Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Offering online after-hours remote telehealth evidence-based counselling, ADHD & adult Autism assessment & diagnosis.
Present Tense Psychology is led by Mark Rose who has strong experience in supporting diverse client groups who are experiencing a variety of problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief & loss, trauma, ADHD, & those and those who are experiencing problems with coping, motivation, & goal setting. Mark uses a flexible client-centered therapeutic approach that incorporates evidence-based frameworks such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), & Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to reduce symptoms, improve coping skills, and enhance self-acceptance.
Offering online after-hours remote telehealth evidence-based counselling, ADHD & adult Autism assessment & diagnosis.
Present Tense Psychology is led by Mark Rose who has strong experience in supporting diverse client groups who are experiencing a variety of problems, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief & loss, trauma, ADHD, & those and those who are experiencing problems with coping, motivation, & goal setting. Mark uses a flexible client-centered therapeutic approach that incorporates evidence-based frameworks such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), & Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to reduce symptoms, improve coping skills, and enhance self-acceptance.
(02) 4005 0031 View (02) 4005 0031
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Nick San Juan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
With a compassionate client-centred approach, Nick works collaboratively with clients to help empower them to get through difficult life challenges. Nick has experience with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, trauma, drug and alcohol dependence, personality disorders, and neurodivergence (autism and ADHD).
With a compassionate client-centred approach, Nick works collaboratively with clients to help empower them to get through difficult life challenges. Nick has experience with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, trauma, drug and alcohol dependence, personality disorders, and neurodivergence (autism and ADHD).
(02) 7804 4142 View (02) 7804 4142
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Jaume Ciurans Barri
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
(02) 9929 7835 View (02) 9929 7835
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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
I have the training and experience to conduct assessments of cognitive abilities, learning difficulties, ADHD, and Autism.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
I have the training and experience to conduct assessments of cognitive abilities, learning difficulties, ADHD, and Autism.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
(02) 9541 8788 View (02) 9541 8788
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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Potts Point, NSW 2011
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist with a strong passion for dismantling mental health stigma. I offer children young people and their families a safe space to talk about their issues. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as a check-up with your doctor or going to the gym. I work with all people. I've gained clinical experience at Headspace and I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum. I employ a strength-based perspective and look at the resources people already have.
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist with a strong passion for dismantling mental health stigma. I offer children young people and their families a safe space to talk about their issues. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as a check-up with your doctor or going to the gym. I work with all people. I've gained clinical experience at Headspace and I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum. I employ a strength-based perspective and look at the resources people already have.
(07) 4520 2366 View (07) 4520 2366
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Laura Jones
Psychotherapist, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Earlwood, NSW 2206  (Online Only)
I have extensive professional and personal experience with Neurodiversity (including ADHD and Autism), Domestic and Family Violence, Trauma & PTSD, Grief and loss, Depression and Suicidal Ideation. Our sessions will be focused on you; your goals, your strengths and what you are hoping to achieve. No one knows your story better than you do, and my aim is to provide a safe environment where you feel heard and validated.
I have extensive professional and personal experience with Neurodiversity (including ADHD and Autism), Domestic and Family Violence, Trauma & PTSD, Grief and loss, Depression and Suicidal Ideation. Our sessions will be focused on you; your goals, your strengths and what you are hoping to achieve. No one knows your story better than you do, and my aim is to provide a safe environment where you feel heard and validated.
(02) 8599 7286 View (02) 8599 7286
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Priya Gauchan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
(02) 9100 0443 View (02) 9100 0443
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Psychcare Australia
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Psychcare Australia provides comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We offer trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy, ensuring safety, compassion, and understanding of the lived experience. Whether seeking clarity for NDIS funding, support, or gaining a deeper self-insight, we're here to guide your journey.
Psychcare Australia provides comprehensive services including psychological assessments (Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Giftedness, Behavioural and other cognitive and Educational Assessments). We offer trauma-informed and culturally sensitive assessments and therapy, ensuring safety, compassion, and understanding of the lived experience. Whether seeking clarity for NDIS funding, support, or gaining a deeper self-insight, we're here to guide your journey.
(02) 8403 2760 View (02) 8403 2760
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Hermann Tin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
My approach to therapy is flexible and personalized, I work with your life stories. I have a keen interest in supporting individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I work with NDIS clients. I have experience working with all age groups including children, adolescents, adults and elderlies, with their psychological presentations such as Depression and Anxiety. I have experience treating OCD and ADHD, helping them achieve autonomy over their lives. I also help individuals with Anger Management, Oppositional Defiant, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar Disorder and Couple's Counselling.
My approach to therapy is flexible and personalized, I work with your life stories. I have a keen interest in supporting individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I work with NDIS clients. I have experience working with all age groups including children, adolescents, adults and elderlies, with their psychological presentations such as Depression and Anxiety. I have experience treating OCD and ADHD, helping them achieve autonomy over their lives. I also help individuals with Anger Management, Oppositional Defiant, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar Disorder and Couple's Counselling.
(02) 4210 5826 View (02) 4210 5826
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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
(02) 8403 1928 View (02) 8403 1928
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Art Therapy Creates
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Concord, NSW 2137
I have extensive experience working and supporting children, young people and adults with Mood Disorders and with children on the Aspergers Autism spectrum.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
I have extensive experience working and supporting children, young people and adults with Mood Disorders and with children on the Aspergers Autism spectrum.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
(02) 8069 5430 View (02) 8069 5430
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David Hawkins
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burwood, NSW 2134
David offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum, attention deficit/hyperactivity, specific learning disorder (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) and intellectual disability.
David Hawkins is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. David has worked in a variety of settings including public and private mental health services, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and large school systems. David's training encompasses a wide array of therapies, from the conversational model and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and short-term psychodynamic approaches.
David offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for autism spectrum, attention deficit/hyperactivity, specific learning disorder (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) and intellectual disability.
David Hawkins is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. David has worked in a variety of settings including public and private mental health services, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and large school systems. David's training encompasses a wide array of therapies, from the conversational model and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and short-term psychodynamic approaches.
(02) 9538 7437 View (02) 9538 7437
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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Point Piper, NSW 2027  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.