Autism Spectrum Counselling for children and adults

At Psychologist Southern Sydney (PSS) we work closely with other health professionals in the St George and Sutherland Shire to treat children and adults who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. We work closely with families, schools, speech pathologists, paediatricians and/or child psychiatrists.

Research shows that children with ASD can greatly improve with early intervention, diagnosis and treatment. With early intervention all children will improve and up to one third make very good progress.

Our psychological treatment includes behavioural intervention which has been shown to improve the functioning of people with ASD. We offer specific therapy being tailored to the needs of the individual.

Adults and Children with ASD have difficulties that are usually grouped into three areas.

1. Verbal and non-verbal communication

2. Social awareness and interaction

3. Activities and interests

Both children and adults with ASD often experience stress and anxiety arising from the difficulty in dealing with change and unpredictable situations. They are also at risk of developing depression, especially in late adolescence and early adulthood.

As people with ASD often have difficulty understanding and communicating their own feelings (including anxiety or distress), these problems may not be initially apparent.

Children and adults with ASD may also experience sleep problems. Children in particular may have difficulty going to sleep, continue to be active through the night, wake frequently and sleep much less than expected for their age.

If you feel that you, or someone you know, would benefit from our professional assistance with ASD, please contact Psychologists Southern Sydney today on 1300 307 438. Our team also help individuals, individuals, families and carers manage other problems that may be associated with a person who has ASD such as anxiety, depression, relationships and workplace issues.

Your sessions with Psychologists Southern Sydney may be covered by your Private Health Fund or talk to your GP about a Mental Health Care Plan which could enable you to receive a Medicare Rebate.

To find out more about our services or to book a session at Psychologists please

call 1300 307 096.

 

More Information

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

Phone: 02 8977 8300

www.autismspectrum.org.au

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