How I manage my child’s behavior if he/she has autism?
Is there anyway I can find help for the long-term?
Raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be challenging. Dealing with the fear of diagnosis, navigating a complicated system and ensuring your child has the best are stressful. At Tuesday’s Child we can help you to meet your child’s unique needs that create a peaceful household and hope for the future.
About Autism Spectrum Disorders
“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances.”
Information from Autism Speaks.
What Do Pediatricians Say?
“Educational interventions, including behavioral strategies and habilitative therapies, are the cornerstones of management of ASDs. These interventions address communication, social skills, daily-living skills, play and leisure skills, academic achievement, and maladaptive behaviors.”
How Tuesday’s Child Can Help
Our evidence-based Behavioral Intervention program has helped hundreds of families impacted by autism spectrum disorders. Our individualized services for both parents and children helps you, as a parent, to effectively confront your child’s behavior in a way that is sensitive to your child’s unique needs.
We strive to provide families with practical tools in a judgment-free environment. Parents are able to access clinical services and build a strong peer-support network. Children are placed in supportive, behaviorally focused classrooms designed to introduce and reinforce the scripts and techniques you will learn in the program.
The Program In Action
Parents work on individualized behavioral and goal planning activities, with group sessions led by a Clinical Psychologist and individual time with trained peer mentors. Tuesday’s Child offers both weekday and Saturday programs and is offered in English and Spanish.
While parents are in session, children receive services in our Behavioral Classrooms which use the same developmentally appropriate, behavior management strategies taught to parents. Emphasis is placed on cooperating with the teacher and interactive games and play with peers and progress is tracked on Time on Task, Compliance, Participation and Socialization.
Register for our program or call (312) 767-7532 for more information.