Autism and Spectrum Disorder Assessment and Treatment in San Diego
Although each child’s development is unique, there are typical developmental markers that children are expected to achieve in cognitive, physical, language, and socio-emotional domains. As a parent, you may notice some unusual or atypical behaviors in comparison to peers or you may be faced with some flagrant red flags that strongly indicate that something is amiss developmentally.
Autism and Spectrum Disorder consist of a range of difficulties across different domains and can be mild to severe in their presentation. Hence, it makes it difficult for parents to discern if there truly is a concern or if it is just a developmental ‘blip’ or ‘hiccup’ that will pass with time and maturity.
Seeking a consultation early in a child’s development can be enormously helpful in identifying significant vulnerabilities and strengths, and to target effective early interventions. The earlier you implement interventions, the greater the likelihood of success at shifting the child’s development to help him/her thrive.
We provide comprehensive assessments via standardized, valid, state-of-the-art testing batteries to diagnose developmental, intellectual, and socio-emotional delays and a range of spectrum disorders.
We conduct detailed diagnostic interview(s) with the client, parents, family, teachers, partner, and significant others to gather a range of information and feedback.
We provide in-school and in-home interventions to support your child in their natural settings, and to guide you and the teachers with effective interventions.
We provide specialized Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with a licensed clinical psychologist and an EAGALA certified equine assisted therapist. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been shown to have remarkable success with adults and children struggling with a range of spectrum difficulties, including communication, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety, and relationships.
We provide specialized nutritional counseling and testing to address restricted diets, allergies, food sensitivities, and toxins.
We offer neurofeedback with the latest FDA approved 19 sensor S-Loretta to improve emotional regulation, attention, sleep, and anxiety.
We provide educational support with an educational specialist with expertise in school placements, vocational and college counseling, and academic support for learning difficulties and executive functioning.
We offer parenting counseling and family therapy with expert clinicians specializing in spectrum disorders and developmental delays to facilitate your competence in managing your child’s vulnerabilities and helping him/her thrive.
Aspiring Family therapists provide an integrated, evidence-based, bio-psycho-social approach to effectively treat a range of difficulties associated with autism and spectrum disorder. We provide positive, structured, goal-oriented therapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, and in-home and in-school interventions to diminish symptoms and support your child or you in learning adaptive tools to cope and succeed in academic, socio-emotional, and professional realms. Our treatment approach is team based so that you or your child can see specialists to minimize the presenting symptoms and address the underlying biological or environmental stressors.