Learning your young child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has likely caused your mind to spin with questions. As you transition to the “now what?”, we are here to help. At Opya, we want to help you understand the benefits of early intervention autism therapy and the therapeutic options available, one of which is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our goal is to partner with you to help you make the best possible treatment choice for your child and your family.
What is Early Intervention for Autism?
Early intervention autism services are therapy treatments that begin at or around preschool age, 2 to 3 years old. During this time, a child’s brain is still forming, meaning it is more moldable or susceptible to change than at older ages. Because of this “plasticity,” early intervention autism treatments have a better chance of being more effective in the long term.
Early intervention autism therapy gives your child the best start possible and the best chance of developing to their full potential. The sooner your child gets into treatment, the more likely the successful learning and progress.
How Can Early Intervention Help My Child?
According to the National Institutes of Health, early intervention therapy for autism “is more likely to have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills” for children diagnosed with autism.
Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA therapy, helps young children diagnosed with autism develop skills through individualized treatment programs. These skills may include:
• Language and communication
• Self-help and self-regulation
In-Home Intervention Services Happen Around Your Life
Our in-home early intervention autism therapy services are often easier for families to arrange alongside their daily activities. In-home therapy eliminates barriers for families who do not have close access to good care options or who experience difficulties making trips to the clinic or treatment centers.
Additionally, disruptions to your daily schedule are eliminated, as the appointments occur in the convenience of your home. In-home treatment allows you to go about your regular activities rather than having to schedule appointments and travel, as your therapist will come to your child.
There are also no two ways about it. Children diagnosed with autism respond better to therapy when delivered in their natural everyday environment — at home. Your child will feel more relaxed, less anxious, and more open to learning.
Learn More About Opya’s Early Intervention Program Today
Whether you are a parent with a child who has been diagnosed with autism or a medical professional seeking to refer a pediatric patient, Opya is here to meet your needs. If you or someone you know is seeking an early intervention program in Northern California (Sacramento, Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area) or Southern California (Orange County) reach out at (650) 931-6300 today.