A play-based approach to Speech Therapy for AutismJoin the 500+ kiddo's who have experience 78% improvement in verbal requesting
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ASD can present with differences in social communication, social interactions, and language skills.
What are the early signs of Autism?
- Avoiding eye contact and social interaction
- Shared attention involves a common focus on something such as people, objects, events or concepts
- Difficulty understanding and using nonverbal and verbal communication skills
- Difficulty with social reciprocity such as engaging in back and forth interactions
- Difficulties with changes in routine or transitions
- Delays in social cognition, including challenges with social interactions
- Delays in acquisition of language
- Delays in play skills
Treating your child, not their label
Labels themselves are not bad, it’s all in how you see it. We believe children who are on the Autism spectrum simply see the world from a particularly rich sensory perspective. We see that unique outlook as a gift.
How does Speech Therapy
for Autism help?
Improve your child’s ability to complete age appropriate self-care tasks, providing a foundation for growing self-care independence.
Manage and address sensory processing challenges to allow your child to explore their environment and have new experiences without anxiety or discomfort.
Build foundational pre-writing and fine motor skills needed for kindergarten.
Ensure your child is safely able to navigate the playground environment and engage with peers by improving gross motor skills.
Improve self-regulation ability and emerging motor planning skills.
Improve gross motor and fine motor strength, coordination, and sequencing.
I worked for two years with Sholeh and I have to say it was a true pleasure. My son is on the autism spectrum and has had speech delays since he was born and Sholeh was instrumental in his speech development during the very important first years of his life. What I liked in particular about Sholeh was the fact that she was very committed personally to his development. I could tell how important it was for her to get him to progress and she was on a mission. This kind of commitment is hard to find and I’ll be thankful for as long as I live. My son has made tremendous progress in the last couple of years and Sholeh was instrumental.
Creating a treatment plan that draws on your child’s strengths
Before starting treatment, we conduct a comprehensive assessment so that we can deeply understand your child’s strengths and what areas require some more love, support, guidance and empowerment from us. Then we create functional and meaningful goals with you in order to help you and your child connect and communicate in ways that feel just right.
Supporting the whole family, because you are your child’s greatest teacher.
Sholeh and the team at Valued Voices have been amazing. Kind, compassionate, supportive and incredibly organized. We have seen immense growth in our daughter’s speech and conversational abilities in the last six months with Valued Voices and would recommend the program to anyone and everyone.
– Katie O