Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist in Teaneck, NJ

At our autism treatment center, our psychiatrist for autism offers the latest treatment including autism physiotherapy treatment to help with any physical challenges. Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a complex condition characterized by ongoing challenges with social communication, repetitive behavior, and restricted interests. Autism is considered a lifelong disorder. The degree of functional impairment varies greatly between individuals with autism.

Common ASD Symptoms

Common signs and symptoms of ASD include:

  • Difficulty appreciating normal emotions
  • Decreased sharing of interests with others
  • Aversion to eye contact
  • Difficult using non-verbal gestures
  • Stilted or “scripted” speech
  • Interpreting abstract ideas literally
  • Inflexibility in behavior
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Extreme difficulty coping with change
  • Being overly focused on niche subjects while excluding others
  • Expecting others to be equally interested in niche subjects
  • Difficulty tolerating changes in routine and new experiences
  • Sensory hypersensitivity, or aversion to loud noises or odors
  • Repetitive movements, hand flapping, rocking, or spinning
  • Obsessively arranging objects or toys

ASD Treatment

While there is no cure for autism, there are effective interventions that can improve your child’s functioning. At The Center for Developmental Psychiatry, we analyze your child’s functional challenges, then create a structured plan for improving adaptive skills and decreasing inappropriate behavior. We may provide:

  • Social skills training to help your child improve their ability to navigate social situations
  • Speech and language therapy to improve speech patterns and understanding of language
  • Parent training in effective responses to problematic behavior, encouraging appropriate behaviors
  • Treating related conditions, insomnia, anxiety, and depression
  • Psychotherapy and/or medication treatment
  • Medication for co-morbid depression, anxiety, and impulsivity, if appropriate

Need help for a child on the autism spectrum? Get help today by calling us at 201-304-7552 or use our convenient Schedule an Appointment form.

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