What Are the Treatment Options for Autism?
Autism is a lifelong condition - autism cannot be cured
But knowing what is going on can help enormously – your child will then be able to receive the correct support they need and receiving a diagnosis can help increase others understanding of your child’s behaviour.
This will provide the parent and child with the coping skills necessary to support an individual on the autistic spectrum. It will also help you to address the social stigma associated with autism and allow you to manage your child’s behaviour within the home, school and social situations.
The treatment will enable you to decrease stress levels and problems within the family environment, making home a much easier place to be when dealing with the behavioural issues presented by your child.
Clinical Partners can also help you deal with the challenges that having a child with these kind of differences can bring.
- We can arrange follow up testing should your Consultant Psychiatrist think this would be helpful
- We can offer your child sessions with a psychologist or psychotherapist with lots of experience in helping children develop coping strategies for some of the difficulties this condition can bring
- We can offer counselling support for you and your family should you need it. Read more about how family therapy can help when a family member has autism here
- We can offer parenting advice, which can be really helpful in managing difficult situations as stress free as possible.
- We have a team of educational psychologists who will be able to support you and your child and work with your school in order to support SEN applications and create IEP's (Individualized Educational Plan)
Getting a diagnosis can be a big step but one that can have lots of positive outcomes.
Luke Jackson, a teenager with Asperger’s wrote a book called ‘Freaks, Geeks and Asperger’s Syndrome’. In it he talks about reading through an article that listed all the symptoms, before he was formally diagnosed:
I finally knew why I felt different, why I felt as if I was a freak, why I didn’t seem to fit in.
Even better, it was not my fault!”
You do not need a GP referral to access an assessment with Clinical Partners, so if you think we can be of help please ring 020 3761 7026 to speak to one of our experts who will be very pleased to talk through your options.