Autism Therapy at Ananya is a combination of 3 or more therapies – Speech therapy, Behaviour Therapy & Occupational therapy along with Sensory Integration. Autism Therapy is structured to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) overcome their challenges. Occupational therapy helps children with autism understand and manage their daily task. Sensory Integration therapy helps them manage their sensory challenges. Speech & Language Therapy helps them learn to Communicate. Behaviour therapy helps them with skills like improving eye contact, taking turns, following instructions etc.
Our Autism therapy uses right combination of Speech & language, Occupational therapy, Sensory Integration Play & Behaviour Therapy (PBS and ABA Therapy) based on the child's needs. We strongly recommend early intervention to improve the child's abilities & reduce the symptoms. With the Autism Therapy (Early Intervention) done at Ananya, they can reach their full potential. We use evidence-based techniques & innovative methods in our therapies which give measurable outcomes.
Importance of Early Intervention for Children diagnosed with ASD
Simply put, the faster you diagnose whether your child has Autism Spectrum Disroder (ASD) or is at risk for Autism Spectrum Disroder (ASD), the faster you can intervene with effective therapies. Time is extremely critical for any early intervention program
Human brain is easily shaped within first 7 years of life, making the ability to learn incredibly greater in those first 7 years. Research show that out of these first 7 years of a child's life the first 3 years are extremely important for neurological development. It is vital to take advantage of this time period.
Early Signs of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Autism impacts an individual throughout the lifespan. However, research shows that early diagnosis can lead to improved quality of life. Here are some signs to look for:
Speaks later than typical or not at all (nonverbal)
Repetition in language or movement, such as repeating the same word or sounds, hand flapping, or any repeated movement
Atypical nonverbal communication, including avoiding eye contact, giving few facial expressions, or having a monotone
Prefers solitary or parallel play rather than engaging in associative or cooperative play with other children
Extremely distressed by changes, including new foods or changes in schedule
Preference for predictable, structured play over spontaneous or make-believe play
Strong, persistent interest on specific topic, part of a toy, or item