Autism Spectrum

Children or Adults in the Autistic Spectrum are categorized as high or low functioning based on their IQ, and/or ability to perform their ADLs or Activities of Daily Living. Children or Adults on the lower end of the spectrum may need intensive assistance throughout their life. Children or Adults on the higher spectrum have the opportunity to integrate in society, develop recognized bonds with trusted figures, and practice independence with close monitoring. For the purposes of information on treatment, I can provide support to children and adults on the higher end of the autism spectrum. Common notable issues among children and adults on the spectrum include:

  • Difficulty with social interactions
  • Difficulty holding daily routines without reminders
  • Difficulty with sensory awareness of appetite or temperature, body awareness
  • Overstimulation of the senses, resulting in confusion or overwhelm
  • Poor impulse control or judgment
  • Difficulty with emotional regulation

Sensorimotor Treatment with use of Experiential Therapies (i.e. Art Therapy and/or Neurofeedback) can help in the following ways:

  • Increase ability to self sooth
  • Increase ability to self-regulate with emotions, hunger, body awareness
  • Increased mind/body self-acceptance
  • Reduce sensory overload in order to maintain sense of calm
  • Improve memory, attention and impulse control
  • Increase cognitive and/or academic performance