Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
At Valley Health, we create evidence-based treatment plans and provide outpatient individual and family therapy services to address a variety of child and adolescent internalizing and externalizing problems, specifically those associated with or co-occurring with autism spectrum disorders.
Treatment is typically focused on behavioral modification strategies with a parent training component in education about ASD and how to help manage their child’s symptoms. Treatment can also help these children build coping and social skills to address co-occurring symptoms such as anxiety, anger, and/or depression that may result from their developmental differences from peers.
In addition to individual treatment, we also provide outpatient group therapy services focused on socials skills to help children and adolescents with deficits in social dynamics. These groups not only help these children build these skills, but learn how to apply them in group with peers and how to develop relationships with each other.