Autism Counselling in Hobart, TAS

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Paula Garrido
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000  (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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Dr Natalia Rusnac
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in supporting adults who identify as neurodivergent, for example adults who are on the autism spectrum and/or who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. I work with a wide range of difficulties, such as self-esteem issues, chronic health concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, burnout. I want to go beyond coping and help people build lives that bring them joy, because coping is not the same as being happy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in supporting adults who identify as neurodivergent, for example adults who are on the autism spectrum and/or who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. I work with a wide range of difficulties, such as self-esteem issues, chronic health concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, burnout. I want to go beyond coping and help people build lives that bring them joy, because coping is not the same as being happy.
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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Lisa Formosa
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
(03) 7302 8068 View (03) 7302 8068
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Present Tense Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (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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Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
(03) 4245 1035 View (03) 4245 1035
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Dr Shelley Viskovich
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
I offer neurodivergent affirming assessments (17+ Autism/ADHD) in person at Pullenvale (Queensland) and via telehealth.
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
I offer neurodivergent affirming assessments (17+ Autism/ADHD) in person at Pullenvale (Queensland) and via telehealth.
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
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Dr Lingani Mbakile-Mahlanza
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
I specialise in seeing clients with ADHD (Children 6-12 years), Autism and Trauma (Trained in EMDR). However, I also am trained to assist with Depression, Anxiety and Stress. I prioritise diversity and inclusivity, fostering a nonjudgmental environment centred on clients’ individual experiences.
I specialise in seeing clients with ADHD (Children 6-12 years), Autism and Trauma (Trained in EMDR). However, I also am trained to assist with Depression, Anxiety and Stress. I prioritise diversity and inclusivity, fostering a nonjudgmental environment centred on clients’ individual experiences.
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Karen Barnes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Neurosage Psych, Online Autism & ADHD Assessments
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Tasha Moon, a Registered Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar who specialises in providing comprehensive, warm and compassionate Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. All appointments and assessments are conducted online through telehealth, which means you can be in a space that is comfortable for you while we chat. You are free to fidget, wear your PJs or take as many break as you need to. My assessments are all neuroaffirming, and are conducted in an informal, conversational way. My aim is for you to feel safe, comfortable and heard.
Hello! I'm Tasha Moon, a Registered Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar who specialises in providing comprehensive, warm and compassionate Autism and ADHD assessments for adults. All appointments and assessments are conducted online through telehealth, which means you can be in a space that is comfortable for you while we chat. You are free to fidget, wear your PJs or take as many break as you need to. My assessments are all neuroaffirming, and are conducted in an informal, conversational way. My aim is for you to feel safe, comfortable and heard.
(07) 2801 6669 View (07) 2801 6669
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Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
(02) 9100 0147 View (02) 9100 0147
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Wildwoods Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
She is also proficient in the assessment of adult autism and ADHD, and supporting these clients ongoingly in navigating their world.
Sometimes people experience a difficult patch in their lives and they need a safe and supportive space to talk things through. Other times it may be a more enduring difficulty where assessment, therapy, and ongoing support during recovery may be important. Every person is unique, as is their path to feeling mental well being.
She is also proficient in the assessment of adult autism and ADHD, and supporting these clients ongoingly in navigating their world.
Sometimes people experience a difficult patch in their lives and they need a safe and supportive space to talk things through. Other times it may be a more enduring difficulty where assessment, therapy, and ongoing support during recovery may be important. Every person is unique, as is their path to feeling mental well being.
(03) 5905 9972 View (03) 5905 9972
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Psychology Network Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
We offer clinical psychological assessments for Aspergers (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD and Mental Health in adults and adolescents.
Would you like to know if you have autistic traits? Would you like to have information on your ability to connect with people and to express empathy? Have you been wondering about your ability to concentrate and to follow through on tasks? We offer fast and confidential assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.
We offer clinical psychological assessments for Aspergers (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD and Mental Health in adults and adolescents.
Would you like to know if you have autistic traits? Would you like to have information on your ability to connect with people and to express empathy? Have you been wondering about your ability to concentrate and to follow through on tasks? We offer fast and confidential assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.
(07) 2100 4785 View (07) 2100 4785
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Hannah Kayla Le Leu
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
I welcome all different neurotypes (autism, ADHD, learning differences, neurotypical etc), cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities.
I am the founder of Talk it Through Psychology which is 100% telehealth. I am neurodivergent and operate from a neuro-affirming framework, meaning that I understand the importance of tailoring all therapies and strategies to work for different brain types. I absolutely love working with people’s strengths and passions and being able to connect with clients through shared passions, which we can also incorporate into therapy! I can help you with: depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, OCD and co-occurring mental health struggles from being neurodivergent (such as autistic burnout). I also offer affirming autism and ADHD assessments.
I welcome all different neurotypes (autism, ADHD, learning differences, neurotypical etc), cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities.
I am the founder of Talk it Through Psychology which is 100% telehealth. I am neurodivergent and operate from a neuro-affirming framework, meaning that I understand the importance of tailoring all therapies and strategies to work for different brain types. I absolutely love working with people’s strengths and passions and being able to connect with clients through shared passions, which we can also incorporate into therapy! I can help you with: depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, OCD and co-occurring mental health struggles from being neurodivergent (such as autistic burnout). I also offer affirming autism and ADHD assessments.
(08) 7008 7942 View (08) 7008 7942
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Bronwyn Andersen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
As a registered psychologist specializing in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for children, adolescents, and young adults, I am committed to providing highly specialized, engaging, and effective therapy. My practice is uniquely tailored to the needs of young individuals with ADHD and/or ASD, focusing on creating a supportive and dynamic environment that fosters strengths and individuality. I recognize that neurodiversity can significantly affect daily life, including academic performance, social interactions, self-esteem, and overall well-being.
As a registered psychologist specializing in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for children, adolescents, and young adults, I am committed to providing highly specialized, engaging, and effective therapy. My practice is uniquely tailored to the needs of young individuals with ADHD and/or ASD, focusing on creating a supportive and dynamic environment that fosters strengths and individuality. I recognize that neurodiversity can significantly affect daily life, including academic performance, social interactions, self-esteem, and overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0872 View (02) 9100 0872
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Taf Manhambo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000
I work with individuals aged 16 & above presenting with trauma, anxiety, psychosocial disability (NDIS), depression, PTSD, autism, ADHD & other neurodivergent conditions, identity & belonging, racism, multicultural issues, domestic family violence etc.
Hi there, my name is Taf Manhambo. I am a clinical social worker/ mental health therapist and clinical supervisor. I am so glad you're here. I'd like to welcome you to a service for you- a safe space to experience, healing, growth and rediscover your worth in a supportive, nurturing and non-judgmental environment.
I work with individuals aged 16 & above presenting with trauma, anxiety, psychosocial disability (NDIS), depression, PTSD, autism, ADHD & other neurodivergent conditions, identity & belonging, racism, multicultural issues, domestic family violence etc.
Hi there, my name is Taf Manhambo. I am a clinical social worker/ mental health therapist and clinical supervisor. I am so glad you're here. I'd like to welcome you to a service for you- a safe space to experience, healing, growth and rediscover your worth in a supportive, nurturing and non-judgmental environment.
(07) 3132 0848 View (07) 3132 0848
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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
(02) 8403 0031 View (02) 8403 0031
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Jane F Maher
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Online individual & group therapy for socially anxious teens including those impacted by anxiety, autism, shyness, bullying, sensory, cognitive & receptive language issues. Teens say that they enjoy the "judgement free space", the belonging in the group - as their confidence grows their social anxiety diminishes & their social skills develop. Parents say that teens are willing to attend, that they feel accepted & their skills improve. Jane also provides Family Therapy, Couple & Individual therapy, Tuning Into Teens groups for parents to build their skills in bringing up teens.
Online individual & group therapy for socially anxious teens including those impacted by anxiety, autism, shyness, bullying, sensory, cognitive & receptive language issues. Teens say that they enjoy the "judgement free space", the belonging in the group - as their confidence grows their social anxiety diminishes & their social skills develop. Parents say that teens are willing to attend, that they feel accepted & their skills improve. Jane also provides Family Therapy, Couple & Individual therapy, Tuning Into Teens groups for parents to build their skills in bringing up teens.
(03) 8372 0406 View (03) 8372 0406
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Apoyo Social Work Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
North Hobart, TAS 7000
As a counselor, I aim to work with clients facing a spectrum of challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and personal identity concerns. I can offer understanding, validation, and support in a safe, empathetic space, desiring a therapeutic relationship founded on trust. If you want to enhance self-awareness, develop healthier coping mechanisms, improve communication skills, and navigate life transitions therapy is the place to do this.
As a counselor, I aim to work with clients facing a spectrum of challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and personal identity concerns. I can offer understanding, validation, and support in a safe, empathetic space, desiring a therapeutic relationship founded on trust. If you want to enhance self-awareness, develop healthier coping mechanisms, improve communication skills, and navigate life transitions therapy is the place to do this.
(03) 6173 5204 View (03) 6173 5204
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Daniela Dorney
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Life moves in spirals, we make new learning, new discoveries. Sometimes we return to the same theme over and over, each time with a new angle or perspective. As we grow, understand or heal - the approach also needs to develop along side us. My approach is to be alongside you in your own journey towards better self understanding and compassion - wherever you are.
Life moves in spirals, we make new learning, new discoveries. Sometimes we return to the same theme over and over, each time with a new angle or perspective. As we grow, understand or heal - the approach also needs to develop along side us. My approach is to be alongside you in your own journey towards better self understanding and compassion - wherever you are.
(03) 6174 1368 View (03) 6174 1368

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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.