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• Individual, Couples, Family & Group Therapy in Pennsylvania
By Making Real Connections® we help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are experiencing challenges in our ever changing society. Our treatment approaches attend to your physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. Through a collaborative therapeutic alliance, we'll empower you to explore new ideas, adaptive skills and expand potential for optimal wellness. These include fun and functional skills for daily routines to help balance leisure, work, and social time. Your treatment plans, goals and interventions will be tailored to your needs. Michele's been a contracted provider for the Growth Opportunity Center since 2005.
Note: addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and domestic violence is outside our scope of practice, please seek specialist for these services.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Early signs include limited eye contact, delayed speech development, minimal social interaction and fixations on specific interests and activities. Also potential motor movements such as hand flapping, repeating noises/words, or walking on toes.
How is it a spectrum?
Abilities vary by person, so one individual may have more cognitive and social challenges than another person with Autism.
What causes Autism?
The cause of Autism is unknown. Potential genetic, environmental and neurological factors during prenatal development play a part.These are still being researched.
What treatments are available for Autism?
Psychotherapy, Behavioral, Speech & Occupational therapies with comprehensive treatment plans targeting each individual's unique profile of strengths and functional abilities. These interventions will increase cognitive and social skills.
Citation: Tsai L: Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Publishing Chapter 21:338-341, 2004