Working with therapists like psychologists, family therapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, your child can learn key coping skills to help them manage their day-to-day challenges and live more comfortably.
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How talking therapy can help an autistic child
Improving social skills
Talking therapy can help autistic children to improve their social skills and understand social cues and norms.
Managing anxiety and depression
Autistic children are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression, and talking therapy can help them manage these symptoms.
Improving communication skills
Autistic children often struggle with communication, and therapy can help them improve their communication skills and express their thoughts and feelings effectively.
Reducing repetitive behaviours
Repetitive behaviours are common in autistic children, and therapy can help reduce these behaviours and increase flexibility and adaptability.
Building coping skills
Talking therapy can help autistic children build coping skills to handle stress and challenging situations.
The benefits of seeking support
Engaging in therapy for you, your child or even your whole family can have considerable benefits to all. It can be stressful managing challenging behaviours, but working with an expert family therapist can help alleviate stress and give you effective skills that can make family life much more settled.
Children’s brains have an amazing capacity to learn, so many families are amazed at the amount a child can learn through social and communication skills sessions. These skills often stay with a child their entire life, and are a real investment in their future.