Children with autism and related disorders exhibit deficits in social-communication skills such as language, imitation, emotion sharing, play, and social interaction skills. In addition, they may have some associated behavioral difficulties such as aggression, severe tantrums, difficulty with transitions, or self-stimulatory behavior, and they might exhibit delayed cognitive or self-help skills.
When a child has a confirmed or possible diagnosis of autism, the family plays an especially key role in their child’s treatment program. We work together with families to support their child’s social, communication, behavioral, and emotional growth.
Albertina Kerr's Children’s Developmental Health Services provides state-of-the-art intervention for children with autism and related disorders. The programs rely on the latest scientific research in designing treatment programs for children and their families. The goal is to increase social-communication skills and address related behavioral challenges in children with autism and related disorders. This program is built on an interdisciplinary model, including professionals from the fields of speech-language pathology, developmental behavioral pediatrics, psychology, and occupational therapy, each with specific training in working with children with autism and their families.
Specific Services Include:
Medical Management and Monitoring
Specialized Behavior Management and Support
School Program Consultations