Autism Centre Toronto
Collage Pediatric Therapy in Toronto provides a full range of services for children with a suspicion or diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Suspicion of Autism Spectrum Disorder
If there are concerns about whether a child may have autism, the team of professionals at Collage can evaluate this using the best practices in the field. Child Psychologists at Collage have specific training and experience to conduct Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations. Concerns about autism are addressed using the most scientifically validated instruments within the context of a thorough diagnostic evaluation.
Children with a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Where a child has already been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, the team of professionals at Collage can provide a variety of effective interventions. More specifically, a child with Autism can receive interventions in the following areas:
Speech Therapists at Collage Pediatric therapy work with children with Autism in the areas of language and communication. Depending on a child’s age and developmental level, a speech therapist may for example assist a child to develop a larger repertoire of words to express their every day needs, engage in social conversation, and/or better comprehend the meaning of certain key verbal concepts.
Occupational Therapists at Collage work with children diagnosed with Autism to provide interventions designed to address each child’s individual development. For example, Occupational Therapists at Collage help children with Autism use school materials appropriately, increase acceptance to certain types of every day sensory input (certain sounds, textures, etc.), and improve coordination in order to better function in certain activities.
Child psychologists at Collage are often involved with families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in many ways other than just the assessment and diagnosis of such a condition. Child Psychologists at Collage also help a family best adjust to the needs of their child and tailor their family lifestyle to promote growth and stability for all its members. In addition, child psychologists at Collage can assist with the coordination of care for a child with Autism both with the professionals at Collage but as well with those outside (psychiatrist, ABA teams, resources in the public health system, etc). Additionally, child psychologists will work in conjunction with a Behaviour Specialist to help a child with Autism decrease inappropriate behaviours and increase appropriate behaviours.
Often children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can have physical issues that need to be addressed and these can be handled by our physiotherapists. In addition, physiotherapists at Collage can help parents understand a child with Autism’s particular physical strengths and weaknesses in order to select appropriate recreational activities for that child.
Our therapists work together in a multi-disciplinary manner to maximize your child’s development in an environment that is fun, safe, and most importantly centred on providing the best care to children and their families.
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