Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a relatively common neurodevelopmental disorder that can impact a person’s ability to form and develop relationships with other people as well as their ability to communicate in the way many of us usually do. Because the disorder exists across a spectrum of abilities, no two people with autism are exactly the same. This means that support must be tailored to each person’s skills and needs. If you are looking for speech therapy for a 3-year-old with autism, or any toddler as young as 16 months, you should consider the holistic and evidence-based methods employed by Signs and Sounds in the Sydney metro region.
Why a Diagnosis Isn’t Everything – Treating Children with Autism as Individuals
Communication is a cornerstone of all human relationships. When a child has difficulty with their speech or language, this can make it hard to form these relationships right from the beginning. One of the ways we can often notice autism in a young child is when they have trouble developing their verbal abilities, especially by the time they are twelve to eighteen months of age. Given the variability of autism spectrum disorders in general, professional assessment of communication skills is often needed before beginning any form of support for speech therapy for kids with autism, in Sydney and other places.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to speech therapy because each child is an individual. Depending on your child’s unique abilities and difficulties, a speech pathologist will be able to devise a management plan that can help target development of a range of your child’s communication skills. So if your child is finding it hard to communicate with other people, or is having difficulty making friends and being around other children, you may want to consider booking an appointment with a fully-trained and qualified speech pathologist.
Evidence-Based Holistic Speech Therapy for Children and Young People with Autism
The accredited speech pathologists at Signs and Sounds are qualified to help children and young people with autism learn the important communication skills they need for learning at school and socialising and developing relationships with others. We provide services for speech therapy for autism in children and toddlers from ages 16 months and up, as well as education, support and training for parents and caregivers. We are proponents for being proactive with supporting your child and recommend early intervention whenever you, another caregiver or medical professional suspects communication delays may be present.
Using evidence-based and holistic assessment and treatment, speech therapy for any child with autism has the potential to lead to improved skills and development of wonderful relationships. While each treatment outcome is different, your child may be able to have an easier time being around other children, making friends, overcoming learning difficulties at school, and gaining an improved sense of self-confidence in their abilities. We’ve helped many children from ages 16 months and above succeed in these areas throughout the inner west suburbs of Sydney.
Whether you’re a parent looking for speech therapy for your 3-year-old with autism, or are a caregiver simply concerned about your little one’s developmental progress, Signs and Sounds may be able to help. To learn more about our services and what we offer, feel free to email us at any time or give us a call. We look forward to working with you and your child and helping them to learn, play and socialise in our safe and nurturing environment.