The 4 Best Therapies for Those on the Autism Spectrum
Autism is a developmental disorder leading to neurodivergence that is experienced by people of all ages, ethic groups, and genders that can make interactions with neurotypical people very difficult.
There are treatments that have been shown to help Autistic people improve their social interactions and decrease the distress they experience living in a neurotypical world.
The following are four of the best-known therapies for those on the autism spectrum.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that has been effective in treating both kids and adults with autism. Often, certain thought patterns or emotions can trigger negative behavior in someone with autism. CBT helps individuals identify which thoughts and feelings may be the culprit.
Emotion Regulation Skills Education
Emotion regulation skills training is very helpful in guiding individuals in developing their ability to identify and modulate strong emotional experiences. Social interaction can be extremely difficult for those on the autism spectrum due to difficulties in understanding their emotions and the emotions of others but emotion regulation skills can help an Autistic person regulate their inner experience and interact with others in a positive and comfortable way.
Speech therapy is an effective tool for helping people with autism communicate better. Not only will it help children learn how to use words correctly, but it can also help adults improve HOW they communicate their thoughts and feelings.
Sensory Integration Therapy
People with autism are often affected by sensory input such as smells, sounds, or light. Sensory integration therapy (SIT) works by controlling an individual’s response to light, sounds, and smells.
If you would like to explore any of these treatment options for your loved one please get in touch with us.