Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects social communication and behavior. Early signs of autism can often be detected in infants by 18 months of age; and most children are diagnosed between the ages of 2 to 3.
Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder as it occurs that there is a wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms. Even though ASD can be a lifelong disorder, early intensive behavioral intervention has been proven to help improve the symptoms and ability to function.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), which is a guide made by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose mental disorders, people with ASD have:
- Trouble communicating and interacting with other people
- Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
- Symptoms that affect many aspects of their daily lives
Tailored-made service carried out by our therapist.(minimum 15 hours a week)
When the student is ready for school, our therapist will act as a shadow teacher to help the student to have a smooth transition back to school environment
This training course will be taught and supervised by our Supervisors. It contains 2 sections, theories and hands-on practice.
People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors. The lists below show some early symptoms that can be detected before a child is 24 months of age as well as examples of symptoms that may occur in people diagnosed with ASD.