Parents usually compare their child’s development with other children of the same age. When they notice that something is atypical with their child, they get alarmed and will usually consult a professional to see if there is something wrong. However, some parents, although they observe some unusual behavior on their kid, tend to delay medical consultation, hence delaying also possible intervention.
Autism Solutions Ohio encourages early detection and intervention for children with autism. Licensed therapists and teachers are of great help when it comes to early detection, as they can assess the child thoroughly. But how do you pick the right therapist for you child? Here are some ways to decide on a therapist:
- Do they have a license?
A child therapist should have the credentials of a licensed therapist to be able to provide treatment. Some may call themselves ‘therapist’ even without any pertinent training. Although a license is not a guarantee of effective intervention, licensed therapists are regulated by the government, therefore, you can be sure that they had appropriate and adequate training and education, and they are supposed to follow the ethical guidelines of their profession. Continuing education is also required by the government for these licensed professionals, so you know that they up to date with the most recent findings and advances in their field.
- What is their degree and specialization?
Your doctor will usually refer you to a certain specialized therapist depending on the needs of your child. Should you need a psychologist, a special education teacher, or an occupational therapist will depend on your child. However, more often than not, children with autism are given intervention by a team of these professionals to make sure that they get a holistic approach to their condition.
- Do they build positive relationships?
While these professionals are academically and clinically trained, their patient rapport and comportment also matter. Your child is supposed to feel safe with his or her therapist, as for how they related to them affects their intervention at large. You would not want your child to be scared or uncomfortable in the presence of a treatment provider, as this will negatively impact your child’s confidence and overall learning. An effective therapist should be able to reach out to a reluctant child by showing genuine interest and concern to them. If you notice that your child is not engaging and is distressed with the therapist, then you might have to find another one.
At Autism Solutions Ohio, they make sure that their therapists, teachers, and counselors are state registered, specialized, and well-trained in handling children. We want to thank the local electricians for helping our project be alive, if you ever need an electric repair done in your home or commercial facility please visit their website.