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Child/Family

Counselling for Autism

Autism used to be rare in Australia. It's now the largest disability  group in Australia's NDIS scheme, accounting for more than 30% of NDIS  participants. Sadly, children with autism typically do not learn all the key skills that other children develop. Early intervention is  essential if children are to pick up the essential clues that will  allow them to participate in their family and mainstream existence.

Our psychologists are passionate about preparing children with autism for everyday life. We are committed to being there for them as they transition to school, helping them reach their full potential.

An informed focus

Our intervention programs focus on developing social play skills and functional communication, building positive behaviours and skill, and enhancing family resilience.

Some key objectives of our intervention programs include:

  • Building social skills
  • Developing emotional regulation skills
  • Enhancing functional communication
  • Fostering foundational play, imitation and relationship skills
  • Building everyday functional skills and behaviours
  • Building child strengths and self-efficacy
  • Preparing for school transition
  • Establishing foundational skills for task approach, learning, organisation and independence.
  • Understanding and managing behaviours of concern, and teaching functional alternatives
  • Building flexibility and adaptability (i.e. coping with changes, doing things in another way, problem solving)

Our approach

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Social Skills Training
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • School and classroom support strategies
  • Family support and parent training
  • Application of visuals and technology to enhance outcomes

Testing and Assessment