Autism Spectrum Disorder:
This used to be referred to as Asperser’s or Autism, but is now classified as being on the Autism Spectrum. Children may present with challenges such as rigidity or trying to take control of situations and occurrences that are happening around them, being affected by sensory input and general overload in terms of how they are functioning in their day. As occupational therapists we work to unlock these processes. We work to look at the combination of sensory and behavioural elements and provide individually tailored options to help your child, family and team understand how they can best support their child and decrease anxiety, anger and any other emotions that might be occurring as a result.