Autism Therapy Services for Children in the El Paso Area
Children with autism in the El Paso area can benefit greatly from autism therapy services. Pasitos Clinic provides behavioral and occupational therapy services for children as well as advocacy assistance for parents. Our team of professionals is completely devoted to your child’s well-being.
Autism spectrum disorder encompasses a variety of conditions, which are defined by challenges with social skills, speech, nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Children with autism also exhibit unique strengths. The most evident signs of autism tend to manifest in children aged 2 and 3 years, although signs may be apparent in children as young as 6 months of age. Possible signs of autism include: avoiding eye contact, preferring to be alone, struggling to understand the feelings of others, or getting upset over small changes in routine. Although not all children who express these signs have autism, it is still in your child’s best interest to receive autism therapy services from Pasitos Clinic.
Evaluation for Autism Therapy Services
Autism therapy services involve the patient’s family and medical specialists. This is known as “wrap-around” service since it involves the child’s parents, siblings, loved ones, teachers, and medical professionals. In general, the autism therapy services provided by Pasitos Clinic involves behavioral, occupational, and speech therapy. These services often involve a form of play so that the child feels comfortable and engaged throughout the therapy. Since every child is unique, the Pasitos Clinic staff will evaluate the needs of your child in order to create an appropriate therapy plan. If your child is on the autism spectrum, the Pasitos Clinic can provide the necessary therapy services for him or her to live life comfortably.
Providing Advocacy and Social Assistance
Issues with autism must be met on all fronts. If your child has siblings, we provide advocacy services to teach siblings about how to care for their brother or sister. Often times, the patient’s siblings act like little parents so it is our goal to provide as much knowledge and tools as possible. In addition to providing autism therapy services, the Pasitos Clinic team includes an on-staff social worker who provides expert guidance for families.