Autism Spectrum

Challenges in connection and communication are major identifying markers of a child on the autism spectrum, relating differently to the world around him.

Children and adults on the autism spectrum have a different mental contstruct than 'neurotypical' people. This awareness informs our work to improve communication and create meaningful, satisfying relationships.

While not expressing connection easily, many children have a heightened sense of other people's acceptance of differences and respect for the child. A successful therapeutic relationship occurs when the child feels honored and respected.

There is not any one method of treatment that works for all children on the autism spectrum. Skilled intervention may blend elements of a variety of proven techniques and frameworks. A thoughtful treatment plan may incorporate strategies in DIR/Floortime or TEACCH with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Verbal Behavior Training (VBT). Having extensive experience in all of these interventions, Kim works with families to create a truly individualized treatment plan, specific to each child.